9 posts tagged "Liberty Ross"
L.A.’s been receiving a steady stream of Euro imports this week. Mulberry’s Emma Hill blew into the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday for a dinner and pool party, and last night at the Chateau, designer Vanessa Bruno and friends were fêting her new West Hollywood store—her first in the U.S. The shop, which will carry Bruno’s collection, accessories, and Athé diffusion line, doesn’t open officially until August 5, but a few high-profile fans can barely wait. “I’m so excited that she’s opening in L.A. I can’t even tell you,” said Kate Bosworth. “She’s so connected to wanting to bring out confidence and inner beauty. It’s a passion of hers and exciting for all of us.”
Around her, Angelenas like Tara Subkoff, Liberty Ross, and Atlanta de Cadenet and fellow Frenchie Julie Delpy sipped Champagne and cocktails. The dress code of the evening? Bruno, of course—”I’m actually wearing one of her skorts tonight—and I’m feeling it,” Rachel Bilson said. Even the guys got in on the act: Stylist George Kotsiopoulos showed off a bowtie that designer Magda Berliner had fashioned for him from a Bruno lace wrist gauntlet. “Men are lucky that way,” he said. “We could be in rags, but you put on a tie and you’re set.”
“I love the fact that different girls, known and unknown, are wearing my clothes and feeling comfortable and confident,” said the guest of honor. “L.A. is a melting of all different types of girls. There’s a real Americana, Californian spirit here.” The real Californians—new and native—tucked into strip steak and halibut and then, at the end, birthday cake—Bruno, it turned out, had more than one reason to celebrate.
While our eyes were on the ethereal Cate Blanchett, we almost missed the equally lovely Salma Hayek as she hit the opening of Cannes yesterday. And as it turns out, she was wearing the first dress from Gucci’s new Premiere Collection—the label’s version of “couture.” (To get the real couture name, garments must—among other stipulations—be produced in Paris.) Hayek is married to PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault, who owns Gucci—helps, as they say, to have friends in high places. [Fashionologie]
J Brand’s cargo Houlihan pants are flying off the rack, and now have the blessing of Cathy Horyn. They’re named after Loretta Swit’s character “Hot Lips” Houlihan from M*A*S*H*. Is this the start of a M*A*S*H* moment? Now that we think of it, the Bieber bangs are a little Hawkeye Pierce… [NYT]
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama wore a color-blocked plaid shirt to a public event, and pundits are now claiming his poor fashion sense may ruin his career. A Japanese fashion critic told CNN, “This shirt comes from the eighties or nineties. His ideas and philosophy are old. Japan is facing a crisis and we can’t overcome it with a prime minister like this.” Allow us to play devil’s advocate for a sec—isn’t it possible that this shirt is actually really forward? I mean, squint just right and it sort of looks like a Junya Watanabe! [Gawker]
And Alice Temperley has rallied friends—including Liberty Ross, Lily Cole, and Lady Amanda Harlech—to sit for portraits that will be auctioned to benefit women’s organization The Circle next week. [Vogue U.K.]