Peoples is proud toannounce the openingof 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 theWattis Institutefor
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
practiceMarmol 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.
CEO David Schulte, Amanda Hearst, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar
Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight (left) and CEO David Schulte
Oliver Peoples, 140 Grant Avenue, San FranciscoAmanda Hearst and Larry Leight
Sponsored by Duvel, Voss and Pommery
Joelle Connolly, Kelly Huang and Paula Sasso
(left image) Andrea Zola, John Adair and Beatrix Seidenberg(right image) Kira Rowland, Mariama Jabbie
(left image) Jessica Silverman, Caludia Ceniceros and Susan Dunlevy
(right image) Lana Adair
Jessica Silverman, Liza Cannata and Sabrina Buell(left image) Anna Cotalis and Mariama Jabbie(right image) Rebecca Miller and Amanda HearstJunior Nina Strumfels and
Senior Erick Lopez of the Fashion Design program at CCA(left image) Gari James, Angie Silvy and Joel Goodrich(right image) Yves Behar and Joey CannataDamion Matthews and Joel Goodrich
(left image) Lana Adair and Yves Behar(right image) Margaret Nguyen and Claire WaluchJeanine Celeste Pang and Larry Leight
(left image) Sabrina Buell and Liza Cannata(right image) Mallory West and Nicole McGuireKristen Evans, Yves Behar and Sabrina BuellLarry Leight, Ian Hannula and Joe Haller