The late Diana Vreeland, the visionary editor who transformed Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, is being celebrated this week in an event appropriately featuring San Francisco’s own favorite fashionista, philanthropist Joy Venturini Bianchi.
“For me, fashion is more of a spiritual philosophy, and I think it was true for Vreeland, too,” says Bianchi, who appears at the Castro Theatre on Wednesday for a special screening of the 2012 documentary “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.” Read More
Seemingly every big name from the 20th-century fashion world has something to say about the groundbreaking editor who ruled Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue from the 1930s into the late ’60s.
In part, that’s what makes “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” so much fun.
Richard Avedon, Diane von Furstenberg, Lauren Hutton, Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta are just a handful among dozens whose comments resonate in the entertaining and educational documentary. Read More
‘Gorgeous & Green’: Global Green, a group dedicated to creating a secure and sustainable future, presented its seventh annual San Francisco gala Dec. 6 at Bently Reserve. Singer Michelle Branch performed, a gourmet organic dinner prepared by Michael Mina and Joseph Humphrey was served and an eco-fashion show was on the program. Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Zem Joaquin, Nadine Weil and Amber Marie and Christopher Bently were among the notable hosts.
The Mostly British Film Festival is back, with a lineup twice the size of last year’s bill. Fare ranges from Yorkshire neo-noir to Edwardian whimsy to Australian claymation tragicomedy.
Talent includes director Ken Loach, actors Peter O’Toole, Brenda Blethyn and Samantha Morton, Oscar-winning animators, a soccer superstar, and some “rough aunties,” to name a few. Read More