The one Bay Area fashion moment we wait with bated breath for is the end-of-semester, graduation fashion show put on by the Academy of Art University. Every year, the luxe looks cement our personal beliefs that S.F. is a serious hotbed for emerging talent.
Not only does this showstopping spectacle offer some amazing eye candy, there's always an impressive roster of industry names in attendance, and this year was no exception (Max and Lubov Azria and fashion grand dame Suzy Menkes were just a few of the stars that joined in on the festivities). So, we could sit here and gab all day about the fete, or cut to the chase and show you some killer, behind-the-scenes snaps of what went down last Thursday, May 9, at the Palace of Fine Arts. From backstage beauty snaps to models in glorious creations, take a look at the AAU grad show in all its glory!
Photo: Courtesy of Academy of Art/Aldo Carrera