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Balenciaga and Spain, an ArtPoint Gala


Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PDT)

Balenciaga and Spain, an ArtPoint Gala

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Advance Ticket   more info Ended $90.00 $5.94
Advance VIP Ticket   more info Ended $130.00 $8.14
Group Discount   more info Ended $810.00 $34.25

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Event Details

Balenciaga and Spain

An ArtPoint Gala


Fashion icon. Celebrated designer. Acclaimed visionary.


Celebrate the glamour and elegance of Balenciaga alongside San Francisco’s fashion elite as ArtPoint hosts an opening night exhibition viewing and black-tie gala at the de Young. Say si! and indulge in decadent Spanish-influenced cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while you dance the night away to DJ Shissla. We’ll bring together the allure and legacy of one of fashion’s most renowned designers with an evening befitting his distinguished career, making this an occasion not to be missed.


VIP guests will enjoy a pre-party with private exhibition tours and all-night access to an exclusive lounge serving heavy appetizers and Segura Viudas Brut Reserva.


Balenciaga and Spain examines the profound and enduring influence of Spain on the work of haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga. The impact of Spanish culture, history, and traditions is explored through recurring themes in Balenciaga’s oeuvre, organized in the exhibition into six sections: Spanish Art, Regional Dress, the Spanish Court, Religious Life and Ceremony, the Bullfight, and Dance. Hamish Bowles, European editor at large for Vogue, serves as guest curator.


Event Information:

7:00–8:00 p.m. VIP Reception - SOLD OUT

8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Main Event

de Young



Black tie, Bullfight or Spanish Court


Advance Tickets:

ArtPoint Member Advance Tickets: $70

Non-Member Advance Tickets: $90




Tickets Purchased at the Door (if available):

ArtPoint Member tickets at the door: $80 (with valid member ID)

Non-Member tickets at the door: $100  


Corporate/Group Discount:

ArtPoint is offering 10% off ten tickets (not available for day-of purchase)

Main Event: $810

Honorary Fashion Committee:

Naomi Campbell

Bacca de Silva

Linda Evangelista

Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors

Issac Mizrahi

Zac Posen

Santino Rice

Anna Sui

Vivenne Westwood

Event Chairs:

Kelly Hochman and Julie Yarbrough


ArtPoint gratefully acknowledges:

FIJI Water  Blueprint Studios  Got Light?

Wines from Spain  Pernod Absinthe

E&J Gallo Winery  Segura Viudas

Tapeña  Martín Códax

Junior League of San Francisco  Marin French Cheese

Pop Chips  Absolut Vodka


Union Street Catering  TheAList

Please note: No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. All sales are final; tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Photo Credit: Cristóbal Balenciaga, detail of cocktail dress of fuchsia silk shantung and black lace with black silk satin ribbons, summer 1966. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Eleanor Christensen de Guigne Collection (Mrs. Christian de Guigne III), gift of Ronna and Eric Hoffman.

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When & Where

de Young
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PDT)

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ArtPoint is a group of young professionals that supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Our members enjoy an annual program of exhibition-related lectures, gallery parties, and museum galas. Proceeds support exhibitions and programs at the museums.



ArtPoint's Annual Gala Host Committee

Bob Aspell

Steve and Lydia Bergman

Amanda Bradford

Betsabe Botaitis

Liana Burtsava

Jackie Cartwright

Daniel Chen

Alexander Hsu

Arlene Kim

Kelly Krueger

Blake Mason  

Richard Mumby

Josh Rasmussen

Ian Ross and Daniele Rocha

Mitch Schneider

Sheila Warren

Wendy Willbanks

S.B. Hadley Wilson


ArtPoint Board of Directors:

Julie Yarbrough, Chair

Joshua Reynolds, Vice Chair

Chris Clark

Liz Curtis

Patricia Ivancich Dassios

Kate Gorrissen

Jennifer Hagan

Ryan Hoffman 

Melita Jampol

Vadim Nebuchin

Jennifer Orne

Amanda Riley

Kevin Whittaker

Ariane Nalty Zewe


ArtPoint Advisory Council

Dana Castro

Ann Cheney

Gary Coover

Angelos Dassios

Ali Grosslight

Kelly Hochman

Ryan Jones

Ayelet Konrad

Cameron Phleger

David Saxe

Kati Schmidt

Nicole Ward

Forrest Wittenmeier

Charles Zewe

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