San Francisco Opera Guild and Neiman Marcus Present Carolina Herrera Fashion Show and Luncheon on May 11

Release date: 4/14/2022


 With Carolina Herrera Creative Director Wes Gordon

SF Opera Guild Carolina Herrera Fashion Show.pdf  Photos

San Francisco Opera Guild and Neiman Marcus San Francisco present a luncheon and fashion show of the Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall and Fall Winter 2022 Collections on May 11, 2022, with a special appearance by Carolina Herrera Creative Director Wes Gordon.

Co-chaired by Roman Gronkowski and Lisa Zabelle of San Francisco Opera Guild, and Honorary Chair Mark Sullivan, Neiman Marcus Vice President and Market General Manager Northern California, proceeds from the fundraiser support San Francisco Opera Guild’s education programs that reach over 64,000 students in more than 200 schools throughout Northern California annually.

The May 11 benefit event at Neiman Marcus San Francisco (150 Stockton Street) begins at 11 a.m. with an elegant champagne reception. At 12 p.m., guests will enjoy a spectacular runway show accompanied by a luncheon prepared by McCalls Catering and Events, with décor by J. Riccardo Benavides Event Styling.

Tickets are priced at $500/Patron (Patron level is SOLD OUT); $1,000/Benefactor; and $2,500/Grand Benefactor (Grand Benefactor level is SOLD OUT; guests at the Grand Benefactor level are also invited to an intimate cocktail reception with Wes Gordon at Villa Taverna on May 10). For tickets and more information, visit HERE or contact Teddy Reich/San Francisco Opera Guild at [email protected] or (415) 565-6433.

Event co-chairs Roman Gronkowski and Lisa Zabelle shared: "We are thrilled to welcome Wes Gordon to San Francisco and  celebrate his creative artistry at the helm of Carolina Herrera New York. This event was postponed from two years ago, and as we begin to emerge from the pandemic, your local community and non-profit organizations need you more than ever. Thank you for your support. This event benefits the Opera Guild’s myriad in-school education and community programs and ensures San Francisco Opera Guild can continue to fulfill its mission of giving voice to potential. We couldn't do this without you!"

Carolina Herrera is a New York-based fashion house recognized for creating beautifully crafted collections synonymous with fearless and fabulous style infused with bold elegance. Founded in 1981 by Carolina Herrera, the brand’s in-house atelier blends the traditions of haute couture and craftsmanship with the wearability and ease known to American fashion.

Since 2018, Creative Director Wes Gordon has continued to excite and thrill in his modern era of Herrera, with his passion for color and bold silhouettes.

The Carolina Herrera brand includes a portfolio of ready-to-wear, bridal, eyewear, fragrance and beauty as well as accessories for women, men and children. Today, the brand is available in 105 countries at 15,000 points of distribution.

Carolina Herrera is part of PUIG, a third-generation family-owned fashion and fragrance business based in Barcelona, Spain. For the latest news from inside the House, visit and follow Carolina Herrera @Carolinaherrera.

San Francisco Opera Guild and Neiman Marcus Present Carolina Herrera New York:

Presenting Fashion Sponsor, Neiman Marcus

Event Producer, Riccardo Benavides Event Styling

Wine Sponsor, Castellucci Napa Valley

Sparkling Wine Sponsor, Roederer Estate

Media Sponsors, Haute Living San Francisco and Nob Hill Gazette

Catering, McCalls Catering and Events


Founded in 1939, San Francisco Opera Guild is a leader in music and arts education across Northern California. Its mission—“to give voice to potential”—centers on celebrating diverse voices in education and community settings, as well as developing a forward-thinking, philanthropic community committed to fostering the future of opera. San Francisco Opera Guild produces some of the most prestigious events on the Bay Area’s philanthropic calendar and this September partners with San Francisco Opera to present a once-in-a-lifetime Opera Ball benefit celebrating San Francisco Opera’s Centennial. The Guild’s education programs engage students of all ages, employing artists and educators to share the beauty of this art form through the Opera Previews series, workshops and a full menu of in-school and community programming for children from early childhood through high school. Maryam Muduroglu is President of the San Francisco Opera Guild.

*For the complete press release, please view the attached PDF.