Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens was among those honored April 18, 2013, at Standing Ovations VI, “a celebration of San Francisco style” sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. The evening gala, held at Mint Plaza, also featured a show of fashion designs by Academy School of Fashion students and alumni.
Each year Standing Ovations celebrates the historic achievements of those who have contributed to San Francisco’s cultural heritage. Historic Contributions Awards are made for, in the Museum and Historical Society’s words, “the people that bring fashion to the people of San Francisco.” A Rising Star Award is also granted to an emerging talent from the world of fashion design or retail. This year’s event was conducted at the city’s Old Mint, the future site of the San Francisco Museum at the Mint.