Mark Calvano Hosts a “White Club Chic” Themed Party to Celebrate his Birthday

Drew Altizer Photography
August 14, 2010

Commercial real estate developer Mark Calvano hosted his much anticipated annual birthday celebration on July 24th at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room atop the Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Happy Birthday Mark Calvano!

250 friends dressed in “white club chic” –this year’s theme- attended a heaven-like white party to celebrate one of San Francisco’s most beloved and cherished individuals. 

White body painted Grecian human “God” and “Goddess” wearing togas and lounging atop faux marble columns greeted guests, adding magic to interior designer David Mast and Johnny Moallempour’s white heaven look. More than 1,000 yards of chiffon fabric was used to transform the red velvet club into an all white club complete with white banquettes, white tablecloths and a white fur elevator. 

Guests, including interior designer David Kensington, venture capitalist Deepa Pakianathan, luxury real estate agent Joel Goodrich, jet-setter Denise Hale and Lisa Davidson, danced the night away to DJ Page Hodel’s disco hits. The highlights of the evening were an exclusive preview of Calvano’s new underwear/swimwear line as well as performances by entertainers Cassandra Cass, Lady Tia and Mahlae.

Calvano’s discrete generosity and openhandedness promoted him in 1998 to Knight of Grace, in the Order of St. John. He supports many local charities including amfAR, Raphael House and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. 

Daru Kawalkowski, Mark Calvano, Marius Carlucci, Clara Shayevich

Harry Denton, Mark Calvano

Ben Stewart-Kruger, Cassandra Cass

Bobby Brice

John Rosin, Clara Shayevich, Matthew Kimball

Mark Calvano, Catherine Marcus, Olivia Decker, Joel Goodrich

Guests Dancing to DJ Page Hodel's Disco Hits

Joel Goodrich, Diane Paskerian, Mark Calvano, Janine Shiota

Mark Calvano, Carolyne Zinko

Jeannie Taylor, Dean Jenkins

Maria Barrios, Jennifer Fick

Daru Kawalkowski, Olivia Decker

Ben Stewart-Kruger, Orkut Buyukkokten, Mark Calvano, Derek Holbrook

Denise Hale, James Rogers, Mark Calvano

Mark Calvano, Joel Goodrich, Ben Stewart-Kruger

Dorothy Tovar, Mark Calvano, Cassandra Cass

White Body Painted Grecian Human Statues