As fall sets in, it's time for the society gala season, which officially kicked off with the San Francisco Symphony opening last night.
As it has been the last few years, the party was designed by Robert Fountain, an event planner who's managed to charm his way into the circle of Google multimillionaire Marissa Mayer.
Why not the world-famous Stanlee Gatti, the favorite of established society matrons like Diane B. "Dede" Wilsey?
Likely because Fountain's cheaper, and between the symphony's financial struggles and budget cuts affecting the Arts Commission, money is scarce.
Mayer will probably find it a little more difficult wrenching the society queen tiara away from Wilsey.
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Jackson West would like to point out that Wilsey was once just as nouveau gauche as Mayer.