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  • THE SAN FRANCISCO STORE
    GRAND OPENING PARTY

    The New Store Honors the Wattis Institute to Celebrate Its Official Opening

    Oliver Peoples is proud to announce the opening of our newest boutique in San Francisco.  Last night (March 13, 2014), CEO David Schulte and Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight joined Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar to host a cocktail party in honor of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts and to celebrate the official grand opening.  As guests sipped cocktails, they had the opportunity to explore the new boutique and the distinctive architectural identity that was envisioned by Leight and fashioned by Los Angeles-based design-build practice Marmol Radziner, as well as view the new collection and collaborations from the brand.

    To support the emerging talent of students at CCA, Junior Nina Strumfels and Senior Erick Lopez of the Fashion Design program were on hand at the event, demonstrating the creative process garnered through their studies.  Nina and Erick envisioned iconic frames from the Oliver Peoples collection into striking fashion illustrations, detailing the wearer’s look and personality defined by the style of the frame.  Guests of the night included Amanda Hearst, the Oliver Peoples 2014 campaign star, as well as several influential San Francisco-based individuals representing different facets of the richly cultured city.

    About Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts

    Founded in 1998, the Wattis Institute at the California College of the Arts has earned a national and international reputation for risk-taking and innovative curatorial approaches. It is a hub for out-of-the-box thinking and for new ideas about the role of a university-affiliated contemporary art institution.  Occupying a rare niche between artist-run space and museum, the Wattis has the freedom to engage with acclaimed luminaries as well as more obscure figures. It offers a forward-thinking exhibition program in the context of a pedagogically progressive art school, allowing a diverse range of artists, thinkers, and educators from around the world to participate in a critical dialogue around contemporary art and ideas.

    Jessica Silverman, Liza Cannata and Sabrina Buell

    Andrea Zola, John Adair and Beatrix Seidenberg

    Anna Cotalis and Mariama Jabbie

    Damion Matthews and Joel Goodrich

    Sponsored by Duvel, Voss and Pommery

    Jeanine Celeste Pang and Larry Leight

    Amanda Hearst and Larry Leight

    CCA Sketch (frame: Ria)

    Gari James, Angie Silvy and Joel Goodrich

    Jessica Silverman, Caludia Ceniceros and Susan Dunlevy

    CEO David Schulte, Amanda Hearst, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar

    Jessica Silverman, Liza Cannata and Sabrina Buell

    Junior Nina Strumfels of the Fashion Design program at CCA

    Lana Adair and Yves Behar

    CCA Sketch

    Mallory West and Nicole McGuire

    CCA Sketch

    Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight (left) and CEO David Schulte

    Kira Rowland and Mariama Jabbie

    Kristen Evans, Yves Behar and Sabrina Buell

    Joelle Connolly, Kelly Huang and Paula Sasso

    Larry Leight, Ian Hannula and Joe Haller

    Margaret Nguyen and Claire Waluch

    Senior Erick Lopez of the Fashion Design program at CCA

    Lana Adair

    Sponsored by Duvel, Voss and Pommery

    Rebecca Miller and Amanda Hearst

    Oliver Peoples, 140 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

    Sabrina Buell and Liza Cannata

    Yves Behar and Joey Cannata