Donor Reception: Irving Penn + Fashioning San Francisco

Dress in Fashioning San Francisco exhibition

Selection from Fashioning San Francisco. Photographed by Randy Dodson

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Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors are invited to a reception celebrating Irving Penn and Fashioning San Francisco. Donors will enjoy private gallery time, and a cocktail reception with light bites and entertainment from 7–9 pm.

Irving Penn celebrates the approximately seven-decade career of one of the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style explores the history of fashion in San Francisco through 100 collection highlights of 20th- and 21st-century women’s clothing, along with local loans of high fashion and haute couture.

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Invitations to this event are a benefit for Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors. Invitations will be sent to current eligible donors. To RSVP, email or call 415.750.7648.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation

The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation, and in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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