Savage Beauty Comes To Tinseltown
The Costume Institute’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is currently drawing thronging crowds in New York (so much so that its run has already been extended), but its reach doesn’t stop there. Last night in Los Angeles, Friends of the Costume Institute Cameron Silver and Susan Casden hosted a dinner in honor of the exhibition and its curator, Andrew Bolton. Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Peggy Moffitt, James Galanos, and Kimberly Brooks all came to raise a glass. So did actress Perrey Reeves, despite running on fumes after a day that began at 4 a.m. (She’s been filming the final season of Entourage.) “I can’t even begin to think about it,” she laughed. “But I adore Cameron.”
L.A. is known for its laid-back style, but the guests knew that where McQueen is concerned, casual wasn’t going to cut it. “Thank you all for dressing up for the chicest night in L.A.,” Silver said. (He, Casden, and several of their guests donned looks by the late designer.) “This is really becoming one of my favorite events of the year,” Bolton chimed in. “The exhibition has been such a heartwarming experience and I love seeing so many of the women tonight in his designs.” Those same women got their hands on a few more, thanks to the Savage Beauty exhibition catalog, and Bolton gamely signed them for any interested party.
tags: Alexander McQueen, Andrew Bolton, Cameron Silver, Costume Institute, Harold Koda, James Galanos, Kate Mulleavy, Kimberly Brooks, Laura Mulleavy, Peggy Moffitt, Perrey Reeves, Rodarte, Susan Casden
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