“I am delighted to be Honorary Chair of this event which joins my support of the arts and my love for design while benefitting such a wonderful organization,” said Derek Lam. “As a native San Franciscan, I am inspired by Enterprise for High School Students’ mission of empowering teens to invest in their future and pursue their goals from a young age.”
Honorary Preview Party Chair Derek Lam and Show Chair Michele Goss are joined by committee chairs including Rosemary Baker, Peter Getty, Jenna and Bryan Hunt, Letitia and Michael Kim, Laura King Pfaff, Alison Gelb Pincus, Cathy and Mike Podell, Mary and Bill Poland, John Traina, and Suzanne Tucker.
The show's theme will be Chinoiserie: Rococo to Eco, brought to life by a two-story, gilded pagoda entrance created by acclaimed architect Andrew Skurman.
Maria Santangelo of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and historian Holland Lynch co-curate Chinoiserie: Rococo to Eco, which showcases furnishings, porcelain, lacquer, and fine arts presenting imaginative Western interpretations of Chinese artistic influences. The pieces in this display are on loan from the collections of Ann Getty, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and others. Of particular note is a rare 1750s “Badminton Table” from the famous Chinese Bedroom at Badminton House in England, now in a private home in San Francisco.
To complement the exhibition and offer thematic context for the objects on view, a series of lectures will address the enduring fashion of Chinoiserie. Presenting art world luminaries include: Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent, Member of the British Royal Family, Author, Lecturer, and Interior Designer, London, and David Beevers, Keeper of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
Saturday will be devoted to interior design, and feature two West Coast book launches, with Bunny Williams speaking about her latest publication.
The show will be held October 28–31, 2010, at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.