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Looks like Balenciaga will be opening in more places than Asia during the next year or two.

FOR THE DOGS: Pet lover Vanessa Getty pulls out all the stops when it comes to raising money for her charity supporting a free mobile spay-and-neuter pet clinic in the San Francisco Bay area. On Thursday she threw a party for her pet project, with the help of designer Ralph Lauren’s fall 2010 collection — and brother-in-law Peter Getty, who opened his beautifully appointed late-19th-century Italianate Victorian to the cause. Friends listened to San Francisco Symphony principal pianist Robin Sutherland play — and shopped. “It’s very Ralph in here. It all fits,” Vanessa Getty said to guests, remarking on how well the designer’s clothes meshed with the mansion’s decor, while reminding everyone that 15 percent of sales would go to the pet clinic, operated by the Peninsula Humane Society. Getty — whose family has four rescue cats, including one brought home this summer from a vacation in Hawaii — said she handpicked the fashions to reflect the chic but casual lifestyle of San Franciscans. Swooping in early to make a purchase was Christine Suppes, who picked up a beaded and sequined black silk-georgette cocktail slip dress with tulle overlay from Lauren’s runway collection to wear that night at a donors’ party at the city’s Palace of the Legion of Honor museum.

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