The annual Nordstrom Designer Preview, showcasing the spring 2013 collections from top American and European designers, hits the runway on Wednesday, February 27, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Wyland Center. Proceeds from this year’s show benefit the San Diego Opera. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and boutique shopping at 6pm, followed by the fashion show, desserts, and more time to shop. Tickets range from $150 to reserved VIP seating at $300. (619.533.7050)     ANDREA NAVERSEN

Photography courtesy of Oscar de la Renta