To be sure, there was quite to appreciate and fawn over in the newly opened Vivenne Westwood boutique on Melrose Wednesday evening, hosted by Dame Vivienne Westwood making a rare L.A. appearance with husband Andreas Kronthaler. It’s easy to forget the impact Dame Viv has had in fashion, which is why it’s lucky we Angelenos can now experience her wizardry in all it’s glory and try on those yummy wares as well … !
Unofficial Westwood Ambassador Dita Von Teese commanded the red carpet in a full length classic ensemble complete with gloves and top hat, and boyfriend Louis Marie de Castelbajac (son of designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac). Bravo to the store’s designer for a layout that lends itself to work the multi-level space AND avoid an ex … (Marilyn Manson also made an appearance).
We worked our way straight to the roof top patio (another thumbs up to the architect … it is after all L.A.!), where the Dame herself was holding court with co-host Lauren Taschen.
Just as making our way for re-introduction and photo (we met years ago at her garden fashion show at the Sunset Marquis), we were intercepted by Lupe Fiasco! Well, we patiently awaited and were rewarded with a chat and lovely photo!
Must note that cutie Mischa Barton looked lovely in a silver grecian Westwood creation … Other guests include Liberty Ross, Joanna Gilkas of Io Echo, Vivienne Westwood brand ambassador Christina Hendricks, Cameron Silver, George Kotsiopoulos, DJ Myles Hendrik, Malin Akerman, Kristen Davis (Sex in the City), Anna Kendrick and more.