The Vivienne Westwood exhibit has come and gone, but now at the de Young is a unique collection of exquisite couture worn by San Francisco born New York socialite, Nan Kempner. Running through November 11th, the Nan Kempner "American Chic" exhibit, showcases her impeccable style. According to Coquette, who went on a special press tour 2 weeks ago when the exhibit opened, Kempner served as a muse for Yves Saint Laurent and wore a great deal of Chanel and Valentino.
The de Young museum has a blog and there they posted some related stories from friends of Nan Kempner. Supposedly she, like SFBayStyle contributor, Pamela, loved the Gap. On the de Young blog, Nan's friend, Gail Glasser noted "Nan’s style was very basic and very classic, but always with a flair. She went for clean lines and well-fitted clothes. There was always something unique about what she was wearing, but simplicity was always top of mind for her."
Another quote caught my interest: "All of her clothes, no matter how dressy, were comfortable. She insisted on it." I like her already. I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibit soon.