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Mod-inspired designer Lisa Perry launches a pop-up at Royal/T

September 21, 2010 |  7:16 am

Lp Break out your Twiggy-style tent dresses and glittery false eyelashes.

Indie fashion designer Lisa Perry — who's known for creating Mod and Pop Art-inspired looks — will be launching a pop-up shop at Culver City art gallery-cum-retail store Royal/T this Thursday.

The shop-in-shop marks Perry's first retail endeavor on the West Coast; the designer has a permanent shop on Madison Avenue in New York and seasonal stores in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Palm Beach, Fla.

The space at Royal/T will feature a tightly edited collection of fun, Factory-inspired fashion.  Women's and girls' looks, priced from $195 to $1,595, include a-line dresses printed with massive words (i.e. "Pop" and "Art") and graphics including a vinyl apple the size of Conan O'Brien's head. 

There will also be a smattering of similarly playful home decor items, including stuffed giant hamburgers and Coke bottles ($120), graphic notepads and key chains ($8 to $12). 

The in-store shop, which will be up through Oct. 11, will launch in conjunction with an exhibition feting the late Andy Warhol called "Warholian" — curated by Eric Shiner, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum.

The opening reception for the whole shebang is Thursday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and is open to the public. Photographer Burton Machen will be signing limited edition prints of his "Andy Warhol" work from the show, while DJ Diabetic and MC Insulin handle the soundtrack (which should most definitely be heavy on the Velvet Underground.)

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: A dress by Lisa Perry. Credit: Lisa Perry.