As I mentioned yesterday, Friday night I was able to go to San Francisco’s first ever Masked Ball, hosted by the San Francisco Symphony and Symphonix. A big shout-out to Gilt City San Francisco for making it happen!
Since I’ve never been to a masked ball–or any kind of ball, for that matter–I was pretty excited about the prospect of looking at wonderful party dresses. The event did not disappoint. As I told Laura Compton, the style editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, I appreciated the fact that people really seemed to have fun with their outfits. In particular, I noticed two trends, bright colors and stripes. See for yourself:
Pretty metallic prints on a vivid blue background:
And of course, the ever-effective pop of red:
Orange is everywhere right now:
Yesterday, John Singer Sargent was my inspiration, but the woman below reminded me more of the painting “Portrait of a Young Girl in a Green Dress,” by Tamara de Lempicka, described by Wikipedia as “a Polish Art Deco painter and ‘the first woman to be a glamour star.’”
See what I mean?
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about stripes on the streets of our fair city. So it makes sense that they would also show up, strapless, on the dance floor:
Did you say, “Hi me again, Sam”? All right, I will:
And now, to close this little film with a parting shot:
For more pictures from the party, be sure to check out my Tumblr blog.