Jessica Alba and Alicia Keys toast Hilfiger's new L.A. store
New York may be the nerve center of all things fashion this week, but Tommy Hilfiger set his sights on Los Angeles for the opening of a new flagship on Robertson Boulevard. "It makes me very happy that we have the opportunity to present our new face on the West Coast to our fans," the designer said at the opening last night, celebrating both the brand and its partnership with P.S. ARTS. Drew Barrymore, Monique Lhuillier, and Olivia Munn all joined host Jessica Alba, for whom the night was a bit nostalgic. "Tommy Girl was the very first perfume that I ever bought. I remember that I babysat and saved up all my money to buy it," Alba said. "I've always wanted to be a Tommy girl."
Taking the celebrations off-site, the crowd—including Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, and Kanye West—gathered after hours at a private West Hollywood club for an intimate performance by Alicia Keys, who started her set with "Empire State of Mind." After asking the crowd, "Do you all want me to do 'In L.A.?," she quickly changed her signature chorus for the occasion. And then the true get of the evening took the stage, with Axl Rose receiving a personal introduction from Marky Ramone and Hilfiger himself, the hatchet clearly buried since their bar fight back in 2006.