Event Press Release

After glow Report Over 1000 Attend Saks Fifth Avenue's Luminescent Holiday Party For Contemporary Extension Of SFMOMA

Release date: December 6, 2001

What • Over 1,000 guests came to Glow, raising more than $26,000 for SFMOMA
• Artist William Wegman signed three books: The Night Before Christmas (the inspiration for Saks' window displays), Wegmanology and Reflections
• eBay auctioned limited edition prints by Wegman and other artists to benefit SFMOMA
• Majestic Swing, 5-piece band crooned and played music from the cocktail culture
• Devil-Ettes, presented their own brand of synchronized dance
• DJ spun a mix of dance music and carols
• Santa's Grotto—a very contemporary Santa invited guests to lounge for photos
• Guests imbibed holiday cheer: Clos Du Val poured the 1999 Clos Du Val Ariadne, a very limited production blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the classic 1999 Clos Du Val Carneros Chardonnay as well as bottles of bubbly from Clos Du Val's sister winery in Australia, Taltarni Vineyards.
Vincent Van Gogh Vodka made artful martinis and cosmopolitans
• Exclusive holiday shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue's beautifully renovated store, Glow celebrates the completion of the main floor with its classic contemporary personality featuring a grand staircase of crème marble and polished nickel
Who Tina Johnson, first woman CEO in Saks Fifth Avenue's history
Clinton Paul, Vice President & General Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue
Jaqui Lividini, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Harvey Rosenbloom, Senior Vice President, Director of Western Stores
Beth Garner, Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco
Lewis Sykes, Special Events Director, Saks Fifth Avenue
Artist William Wegman
Molly Pengra, Glow Event Chair, CX Board Member
Patrice Lovato, CX President
When Thursday, December 6
7–10 p.m.
Where Saks Fifth Avenue
384 Post Street, Union Square, San Francisco
More Cost: $25 for CX members; $35 non-members; $40 at the door
For more information call 415/357-4086 or visit www.sfmomacx.org.
Sponsors include Saks Fifth Avenue, Clos Du Val Wine Co., eBay, Inc., Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, 7 x 7 Magazine and Vincent Van Gogh Vodka

Media Contacts

  • Lauren Howard for SFMOMA , 415/246-7159,
  • Shirley Wilson for Saks Fifth Avenue , 213/994-1278,


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