By InStyle Staff
Updated Oct 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Drew Altizer Photography

There ain't no party like a Valentino party.

On Thursday evening, San Francisco's most-fashionable arrived at Saint Joseph’s Art Society (a former Catholic church) for a dinner party in celebration of the Italian fashion house's Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

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Hosted by InStyle's Sam Broekema, Valentino brand ambassador Carlos Souza, and interior designer Ken Fulk, the gathering had a little something for everyone. And by "a little something," we mean canapes and cocktails to kick things off, followed by a three-course dinner, and topped off with a gift from Valentino. Tunes (because you must have tunes) were provided by DJ Dre Ngozi.

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Sam Broekma and Vanessa Getty.

Drew Altizer

Guests included fashion people (heiress and philanthropist Vanessa Getty), the design crowd (interior designer Hillary Thomas), a doctor or two (plastic surgeon Dr. Carolyn Chang), and even a former San Francisco mayor (Willie Brown).

Oh, and don't forget the fashion. While attendees mingled, male and female models held an informal presentation of the collection.
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Fashion, food, and fine people? Consider it a night well spent.