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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6 p.m.

CCA Gala Alumni Fashion Show featuring emerging leaders in the fashion industry

Tickets can be purchased online, or by contacting or 510.594.3776

Gala Co-chairs: CCA trustee Kay Kimpton Walker, Leigh Sherwood Matthes, and Cathy Podell

The 2015 CCA Gala promises to be a memorable evening of fun and fashion at the San Francisco campus. The central Nave will again be transformed by designer Stanlee Gatti. Attendees will enjoy a sumptuous dinner by Taste catering followed by an exciting runway show featuring emerging alumni leaders in fashion.

Six CCA Fashion Design alumni will showcase a variety of work from couture to men's wear to children’s wear. Since graduating, some have started their own labels, and others work for major fashion houses such as Bibhu Mohapatra and Badgley Mischka. Also participating is the 7x7 magazine 2014 Emerging Designer of the Year award winner. Net proceeds benefit CCA student scholarships.

Honorary Committee

Richard Beard
Gretchen & John Berggruen
Frances Bowes
Sabrina Buell & Yves Béhar
Heidi Castelein
Roselyn Chroman Swig
Chris Columbus & Monica Devereux
Douglas Durkin
Carla Emil & Rich Silverstein
Andrew Fisher (BFA 1978) & Jeffry Weisman
Stanlee Gatti
Lauren Goodman
Jane Griffin Gruber
Kate Harbin & Adam Clammer
Brenda & George Jewett (BArch 1996)
Pam & Dick Kramlich
Leslie & Michael Krasny
Mayor Ed Lee
Mary Lester
Michele & Chris Meany
Tony & Celeste Meier
Eileen & Peter Michael 
Lisa & John Miller
Yurie & Carl Pascarella
Nick & Leslie Podell
Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie
Victoria & Phillip Raiser
Jeanne & Sanford Robertson
Annie Robinson Woods & F. Montgomery Woods
O.J. & Gary Shansby
Ali Speer
Norah & Norman Stone
Laura & Joe Sweeney
Susan Swig
Summer Tompkins Walker
Anne Waterman Bassin & Bass Bassin

Event Schedule


6 p.m. Cocktails 
7:15 p.m. Dinner 
8:15 p.m. Fashion show 
9 p.m. After-party


Featuring Fashion Design Alumni

Learn more about each alum »


The annual CCA gala raises vital funds for student scholarships. This year's gala is the first Alumni Fashion Show Gala, a unique event from the college's annual fashion show, which features the collections of graduating Fashion Design seniors during CCA's commencement and thesis events.

Please also join us for the Senior Fashion Show on May 15.