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Fashion News: Madonna, Eva Longoria debut new fragrances

Madonna's Truth or Dare fragrance commercial came out, and in it she's pretty much as expected: dressed in fishnets, a bustier, a mask at one point. With a lot of heavy breathing and writhing. [The Cut]

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria launched her newest fragrance, EVAmour, on Thursday on HSN. (That's Longoria goofing around with an HSN crew behind the scenes -- and yes, that's a coffee cup, not a perfume bottle, she's holding up for the camera.) The scent is described in an HSN release as having notes of bergamot blossom, Pink Lady apple and red currant, "with a heart of rich, sexy floral notes and [it ends] with a warm vanilla, amber and musk." It's available exclusively at HSN. [HSN]

The pink suit First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was wearing the day her husband was gunned down is often (but not always) described as a Chanel. But in an interview with, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld maintains that it isn't. Instead, he says, the suit was a Chanel knockoff done by Oleg Cassini, one of the first lady's favorite designers. [Fashionista]

Speaking of Lagerfeld, the latest among his many, many extracurricular projects is doing some refurbishing at the the Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo, a Belle Epoque building that was last remodeled in 2004. Lagerfeld's attention will be on the pool, terrace and gardens as well as on creating an artistic setting for the hotel’s third Joël Robuchon restaurant. [WWD]

Ivanka Trump showed her first fashion collection at Lord & Taylor in New York City on Wednesday evening. The women's ready-to-wear collection consists of 37 pieces geared toward working women and priced $50 to $225. [New York Daily News]


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Fashion News: Katy Perry, Poppy Delevingne, Zhou Xun at Chanel


Katy Perry, Elisa Sednaoui, Poppy Delevingne, Zhou Xun and Michelle Chen were among the celebs in the front row for Chanel's crystal-themed fall/winter 2012 collection in Paris on Tuesday. WWD

Calling Carolina Herrera and Monique Lhuillier (as if): Let the wedding dress derby begin. Snooki is apparently engaged. People

From luggage maker to global luxury goods powerhouse, Louis Vuitton and designer Marc Jacobs get a museum retrospective in Paris. WWD

Where art thou, spell-check? Topshop sold a T-shirt that misspelled Shakespeare's name. Daily Mail

Diane von Furstenberg was in Los Angeles over the weekend to fete her new line for Gap Kids. Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Fashion Week is set to kick off Thursday. Los Angeles Times

And, in honor of Super Tuesday, an appreciation of Ron Paul style. Daily Beast


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-- Booth Moore

Photo: Models walk the runway during the Chanel ready-to-wear fall/winter 2012 show Tuesday during Paris Fashion Week. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

Chanel parties in Las Vegas with Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, others


What better place in the world than Las Vegas for a numbers game?

Chanel pulled out all the stops this weekend in Las Vegas to celebrate 10 years of luxury in Sin City and the renovation of the boutique at the Bellagio. (The newly remodeled boutique opens Monday with several limited-edition Las Vegas-themed products, including a killer hot pink crystal-encrusted flap handbag with dice charms hanging from the chain and a nail polish shade called "Gold Fingers.")

The festivities began Friday night with the opening of "Numeros Privees: A Journey Through the World of Chanel," an installation and dinner celebrating the design codes of the French fashion house, including pearls, camellia flowers and quilting.

Guests came in from the East and the West traveling on chartered jets and in a fleet of CC-logoed cars to the Wynn Las Vegas. The group was a mix of clients and celebrity friends, including Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, China Chow, Diane Kruger, Lily Collins, Alexa Chung and Dree Hemingway, all of whom were dressed in their Chanel finery.


The evening began with cocktails and a walk through the 10-room installation. The first stop? One imagined it could be Karl Lagerfeld's doll house -- a room decorated with Coco Chanel-print wallpaper, curtains and pillows -- filled with dolls with a likeness to Coco Chanel, dressed in miniature Chanel jackets.

Next door, room 2.55 paid homage to the quilted, chain-handled Chanel 2.55 handbag with 24 video screens showing the details of how craftsmen cut, stitch and assemble each bag. A re-creation of Chanel's legendary Paris apartment at 31 Rue de Cambon was another stop on the tour. There, the lush peacock-printed wallpaper, Coromandel Chinoiserie screens and fresh camellia flowers were reminders of how those design motifs continue to influence Lagerfeld today.

Rachel Zoe

Other rooms celebrated Chanel watches, fine jewelry and perfume. But the most popular room featured the ultimate arcade games, where guests (like Zoe, above) could try their luck at a classic claw machine filled with bracelets, cosmetics and other Chanel trinkets for prizes.

Chanel party

Afterward, the party moved next door to a darkened dining room space with a speakeasy vibe. And with Chinese New Year fast approaching (and nearly every hotel lobby and boutique window in town festooned with red dragons to attract Chinese tourists), everyone was delighted to dine on dim sum. The night ended with a performance by the rockabilly singer-songwriter Imelda May. And for those who were still on their feet, Chanel had one final number: late-night dancing at the new 1 Oak club at the Mirage.

-- Booth Moore


Chanel's spring 2012 ocean of delights

Peter Philips makes his colorful mark on Chanel

Photos: Top, the "Numeros Privees: A Journey through the world of Chanel" installation. Middle top, left to right, Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger and China Chow at the event. Middle bottom, Rachel Zoe trying her luck at the arcade game at the event. Bottom, Poppy Devilleneuve, left, and Imelda May. Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

Special holiday shopping destinations in the L.A. area

A Current Affair

Let’s face it; holiday shopping can be such a drag. What with all the Black Friday madness or even just braving the parking lot at your local mall over the next few weeks, it’s easy to see how the joy of giving can quickly dissipate when you can barely get in and out of a store without your blood pressure shooting through the roof.

In an attempt to stay sane and make the shopping experience peaceful and inspiring, we’ve sussed out several local shopping events, sales and pop-up shops that provide unique wares as well as a quaint and calm environment in comparison with the usual chain store spots.

A Current Affair: Pop-up vintage marketplace is happening Dec. 3 and 4 at the Cooper Design Space in downtown L.A. Over 30 vendors will be selling their vintage clothing and accessories, which range from cheap and cheerful items to pricier haute couture pieces.  Journalist and author Rose Apodaca has curated a selection of vintage that will be on display. She’ll also be signing copies of her recently released book, “Fred Hayman: The Extraordinary Difference: The Story of Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Glamour and the Showman Who Sold It All.”

KCRW DJ Marion Hodges will be spinning some soothing shopper friendly tunes. And if that doesn’t make your experience pleasant, perhaps a beverage from the open bar will.

A Current Affair: Pop-up vintage marketplace 6-10 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 3), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at the Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased at

Simply Vintageous Holiday pop-up shop is open through the entire month of December and features a collection of vintage and designer items displayed throughout four adjoining rooms. High-end vintage is housed in one while two other rooms have contemporary pieces from clothing and accessory designers like Eva Franco, Athena Jewelry and M. Andonia Handbags. The fourth room is a bargain bin of things starting at just $10.

Simply Vintageous Holiday: Pop-up shop opens Saturday at 11 a.m. Regular store hours are  11 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday,    Monday/Tuesday by appointment only.  8270 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Visit for more information.


Geren Ford Holiday shopping party On Saturday there’s a holiday shopping party at the new Geren Ford Annex in Hollywood, where creative director and founder of the brand Geren Lockhart will be selling discounted items from her fall collection. Also joining in on the fun are designers and brands like Gregory Parkinson, Wren, Loden Dager, Bare, Vosges and the Wrapped, who will be selling everything from men’s and women’s clothes to wrapping supplies and chocolate.

It’s a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to peruse a great selection of stuff from local designers, all under one roof, and check out the newly opened Geren Ford Annex, the company’s headquarters and retail space stocked with the collection plus items from other like-minded designers.

Geren Ford Holiday Shopping party: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday at the Annex, 1034 Seward St. Los Angeles.

Jaguar Presents Holiday Shopping Celebration on the Avenues  The city of West Hollywood is getting into the holiday spirit with a shopping night on Wednesday (Dec. 7). It’s like Fashion’s Night Out holiday edition, with stores extending their hours, food trucks parked along the streets for shopper sustenance and several places offering discounts and gifts with purchase.

Participating retailers include Alberta Ferretti, Alpha, Arcade Boutique, Beckley, Blumera, BOA Gallery, Chocolate Sun, Faruy'Art 1969, J Gerard Design Studio, John Varvatos, Kitson Melrose, Makeup Mandy, Nicky Rising, Shalimar’s Apothecary of Scent, Soolip Paperie & Press, the Fashion Society, Undrest, Viola Park, Wanna Buy a Watch?

Holiday Shopping night:  6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Visit for a full list of events and retailers.

Decades 8th Annual Chanel Event starts on Dec. 10, which might lend itself more to doing a little personal shopping rather than shelling out the cash for a lavish gift. Either way, the highly anticipated event features Decades' largest selection of Chanel clothing and accessories to date, with an enticing array of modern and vintage Chanel handbags.

There’s an in-store event on the 10th and for those who can’t get to the boutique in person, the event continues online the next day (a Sunday), starting at 11 a.m. at

Decades 8th Annual Chanel Event: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10. Decades, 8214 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles.

Holiday Sale with Gabriela Artigas The L.A-based jewelry designer will be showcasing and selling her delicate pieces alongside other local designers like Marie Turnor, Black Crane and Parabellum.

The sale takes place in Artigas’ new studio near the Beverly Center, but the environment here will be much less harried than the scene at the mall, Artigas will be serving champagne while shoppers stroll through the accessories.

Gabriela Artigas Holiday Sale: Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at 314 N. Alfred St. Los Angeles.


Helms Design District Vintage Boutique holiday shopping event  This sale is something to look forward to for the large, open spaces and vast array of vintage clothing and accessories for both men and women. This year it's also added a seamstress who will be on hand at the sale to aid in altering garments or giving advice on how to repurpose something that needs tweaking.

Entry to the event is $5, but those who bring a charitable donation of either an unwrapped toy or a bag of nonperishable groceries will receive free entry. I’d call that a win-win.


Helms Design District Vintage Boutique holiday shopping event: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

Happy shopping.

-- Melissa Magsaysay


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Photos, from top: A Current Affair vintage Marketplace. Credit: A Current Affair.

Clothing at the Geren Ford Annex, right; shoppers, left, at the Geren Ford Annex/Geren Ford.

Helms Design District vintage boutique, bottom /Helms Design District vintage boutique.

Nina Ricci, Chanel and others host star-studded events

Nina Ricci collection

It's the busy season in Los Angeles --or as I like to call it, shadow fashion week. Now that the runway shows are over in Europe, it seems like every designer in the universe is touching down in Los Angeles to host trunk shows, dinners and most importantly, to schmooze with celebs.

In the last couple of weeks we’ve welcomed the best and brightest of the London fashion scene. I particularly enjoyed spending time with Mary Katrantzou, a trained interiors and fashion textiles designer, who first gained notice in 2009 for brilliant trompe l'oeil dresses that looked like classic perfume bottles. In recent seasons, she has turned her printmaking skills to knitwear and gowns, which are nature-inspired for spring. (My favorite was an aquarium print.) L.A.'s social ladies ate it up, as did Hailee Steinfeld — definitely one of the fashion girls of the moment — who chose one of Katrantzou's dresses for a cocktail party held for the British designers.

On Sunday, the Missonis painted the town zigzag, when they collected the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award. And Burberry’s Christopher Bailey joined Rosie Huntington-Whitley earlier this week in toasting the new Burberry Body line at the brand's flagship boutique in Beverly Hills.

On Tuesday, I had a wonderful time catching up with Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping, whose racy, lacy spring collection thoroughly romanced Amanda Peet and other guests at the Neiman Marcus-sponsored dinner at the Palihouse.

Amanda Peet, from left, at the Nina Ricci event. Costume designer Arianne Phillips and Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping
And on Thursday night, Chanel Beaute staged a star-studded soiree at the Robertson Boulevard boutique to honor five of its top celebrity makeup artists. I loved sitting with Angela Levin, and hearing stories about her work over the years doing makeup for Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler. (Her favorite Chanel makeup product by the way is the quadra eyeshadow set. In a pinch, she says she can make up a whole face using just that.)

Steinfeld was at the Chanel dinner too — sporting a pair of Chanel combat boots she's fallen in love with. Other guests included Dakota Fanning and Kate Bosworth. Hailee Steinfeld arrives at the Chanel boutique in Los Angeles

Next week promises to be just as jam-packed, with Christian Louboutin here to mark the 20th anniversary of his brand, Alber Elbaz making a long-overdo trip to fete Lanvin's Beverly Hills and Malibu boutiques, and Gucci hosting the first annual LACMA Art + Film Gala.

-- Booth Moore


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Photos, from top:  Nina Ricci spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection, modeled at a dinner hosted by Neiman Marcus on Tuesday at the Palihouse in West Hollywood. 

Amanda Peet, from left, at the Nina Ricci event. Costume designer Arianne Phillips and Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping. Credit: Patrick McMullan.

Hailee Steinfeld arrives at the Chanel boutique in Los Angeles. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Chanel.

Frugal Fashion: 'Martha Marcy' star Elizabeth Olsen in Chanel

Elizabeth OlsenEarlier this year, actress Elizabeth Olsen was asked about her interest in fashion in an interview with Elle Girl. It was a valid question for the 22-year-old, who happens to be the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, designers of the clothing lines the Row and Elizabeth and James. The actress said she had no interest in working in fashion like her older sisters, but did give a little insight into her style evolution.

"I used to be strictly Annie Hall in high school,"  Olsen said. "I would wear the hat and suspenders and all the button-up shirts and masculine pants."

Olsen has come a long way from dressing up like Annie Hall, evolving into a fashion-wise, elegant movie star. She appears alongside Hugh Dancy in the new film "Martha Marcy May Marlene,"  which opened last week.

Olsen attended a premiere for the film during the 55th BFI London Film Festival in a baby pink sequin boat-neck blouse and tiered tulle and lace skirt, both from the Chanel spring 2011 couture collection. She finished the pink ensemble with shiny, pointy-toed champagne heels by Christian Louboutin. Her pairing of the sequin and tulle textures was sophisticated and playful. 

With holiday parties approaching, you'll need to start thinking about your winter party wardrobe. Olsen's look may make for fun gala or premiere attire, but her mixed textures can be the perfect inspiration when planning your holiday looks.


For a sequin top that sparkles, try the sequin tee from for $90, sequined knit top from for $19.80 or the one shoulder asymmetric sequinned top from for $69.90. Or you can try a fun pattern with the  Vince Camuto sequin animal boxy blouse for $78 from or Tiffany top from for $36.90.


For a textured skirt similar to Olsen's, try the long maxi lace skirt for $24.99 from,  Asos midi skirt in check for $71.88 from or the Asos mesh and chiffon maxi skirt for $89.85, also from For a shorter version, get the Christin Michaels Florence skirt for $40 from

There's a lot to do to prepare for the holiday season, but at least sartorially, you'll be ready.

Happy shopping!

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.


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-- Jenn Harris

Photos, from top: Elizabeth Olsen attends the "Martha Marcy May Marlene" premiere during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Vue West End on Oct. 21 in London. Credit: Tim Whitby /Getty Images For the BFI.

Blouses, from left: Sequin tee, $90 /; Sequined knit top, $19.80 /; asymmetric sequinned top, $69.90 /; Vince Camuto sequin animal boxy blouse, $78 /; Tiffany top, $36.90 /  

Skirts, from left: Long maxi lace skirt, $24.99 /; Asos midi skirt in check, $71.88 /; Asos mesh and chiffon maxi skirt, $89.95 /; Christin Michaels Florence skirt, $40 /

Fashion News: Red Ribbon Week observed

If you notice more people than usual wearing red -- especially near schools -- it may be because it is Red Ribbon Week, the nation's oldest drug abuse prevention program. Aimed mostly at children and teens, the program encourages the wearing of red ribbons or other red articles to raise consciousness about the dangers of illegal drugs. The week dates from the Reagan Administration and was inspired by the murder in 1985 of drug enforcement agent Enriqué Camarena. [DEA]

What good is sitting alone in your room to watch "The Rachel Zoe Project" when you can go to Bloomingdale's for a viewing party? The show's Jeremiah Brent is hosting the event Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bloomies in Santa Monica, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 985-6400. [PopSugar LA]

Coco ChanelWhy are there so many books out about Coco Chanel? Three this year alone, on top of at least 25 in the past, and two movies in the last year. Vanessa Friedman at FT has a theory: it's the narrative. After all, Chanel's story includes sex, jewels, aristocrats, politics, rags, riches and even Nazis. [FT] 

Giorgio Armani designed the costumes for the London production of "Death and the Maiden," starring Thandie Newton, that opened Monday night. [Telegraph]

Tiffany & Co. has filed a legal brief in support of Christian Louboutin's appeal of a court decision that said the shoemaker can't hold the exclusive right to red soles. Not so, says Tiffany. It has a trademark on its signature robin's-egg blue box. [WWD]

Hudson Kroenig is only 3, but he's already the subject of an inside-the-closet profile on the Coveteur website. Why? Because he has already walked in a Chanel runway show, holding the hand of his model dad Brad, graced the pages of German Vogue and posed as the face of Fendi, also alongside his father. [Coveteur]


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Photo: Coco Chanel, the subject of many a book and biopic. Credit: Associated Press

Frugal Fashion: Uma Thurman in Chanel at Paris Fashion Week

UmaKarl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel spring 2012 runway collection to a crowd of celebrity attendees during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday in what fashion critic Booth Moore called "an ocean of delights."

Among the audience, Alexa Chung made an appearance in a gray dress with balloon sleeves, Clemence Poésy wore an elegant midnight blue gown and French designer and former model Ines de la Fressange wore icy blue pants and a tailored black tuxedo blazer.

Among the best dressed were those wearing Chanel's signature tweed designs: Anna Wintour in a gray coat and matching pencil skirt, for instance, and the very memorable Uma Thurman.

Thurman, who can next be seen in the films "Bel Ami," opposite "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson, and "Kill Bill: Vol. 3," attended the show in a full tweed ensemble. She wore a black tweed dress with braided detail and a gold and black colored tweed coat with fringe. She lightened up the heavy look with strappy black sandals, a loose but elegant up-do and sparkly stud earrings.

 Thurman's tweed pieces looked cozy against the show's snow-white background. For a similar dress try the AGB dress, cardigan and belt ensemble for $89 from, the Tahari ASL stretch tweed belted asymmetrical dress from for $89, or the tweed dress from for $77. If a complete tweed outfit seems a little too much, try the tall tweed blouson dress with a tweed skirt and silky top from for $98.


For a chic tweed winter coat, get the Ani-Glam Meo jacket with neck embellishment from for $19.99 or the Jaclyn Smith women's sweater tweed jacket from for $44.99. Each piece would look great over a dress like Thurman's or with more casual attire, such as jeans and a white T-shirt.


One of my favorite frugal fashion tips is to spruce up an old coat with new buttons. I can't tell you how many times I've bought a coat from a vintage shop, sewed on new buttons and completely transformed the coat. If you have an old tweed coat, or happen find one at a vintage shop, try replacing the buttons for an updated look that will take you well beyond the winter season.

-- Jenn Harris


Chanel's spring 2012 ocean of delights

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Photo: Uma Thurman attends the Chanel ready-to-wear spring-summer 2012 show Tuesday during Paris Fashion Week. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain /Getty Images

Dress photos, from left: AGB dress, cardigan and belt ensemble, $89,; Tahari ASL stretch tweed belted asymmetrical dress, $89,; Tweed dress, $77,; Tall tweed blouson dress, $98,

Coat photos, from left: Ani-Glam Meo jacket, $19.99,; Jaclyn Smith women's sweater tweed jacket, $44.99,

Chanel's spring 2012 ocean of delights

Unfortunately, I'm sitting out Paris Fashion Week this season. One of the shows I am saddest to have missed is Chanel. From the photos, it looks like Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into an underwater palace with oversized white shells and coral creating an otherworldly stage.

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine was the musical guest (served up on a half-shell of course). And she looked like a goddess in a gown that appeared to have feather-like tenticles. (Bravo to Karl Lagerfeld for not falling back on tired mermaid references.)

The angular accents on the suits looked fresh, offsetting the light, spongy tweeds in nearly irridescent colors. I also like the silver gladiator sandals, the chain-handle bag-as-wrapped-present and the pearls in the hair.

Lagerfeld seemed to play a little with transparency on a couple of looks. And for evening, the sea of short dresses trimmed with petals and trailing streamers made the models look like wondrous creatures from the deep.

-- Booth Moore


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Photo: Looks from Chanel's spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection presented Tuesday in Paris. Credit: Thibault Camus and Pascal de Segretain / Getty Images / Associated Press

Fashion Diary: Destination Los Angeles

Hollywood sign
 Los Angeles may be far away from European fashion capitals, but for designers, it's always near -- whether they be inspired by Hollywood or the open road.

This week, I write about 12 of London’s top designers who plan to hit the road next month, bringing their clothes to Los Angeles in a bid for red carpet stardom. Speaking of hitting the road, Miuccia Prada seemed to have Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Kustom Kulture and Hollywood hot rods in mind when she designed her spring 2012 collection shown in Milan last week. 

Justine Picardie, left, and Liz Goldwyn at the Chanel dinner Thursday at West Hollywood's Soho House Many years ago, Coco Chanel was also lured to Los Angeles, not by its street culture or red carpet, but by studio head Samuel Goldwyn, who orchestrated the ultimate publicity coup in 1931 by paying Chanel $1 million to design film costumes during the depths of the Depression.

I chatted with Justine Picardie about Chanel's time here, and other things. Picardie wrote “Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life,” originally published in 2010, with a new edition out now with drawings by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

The book was feted Thursday night in Los Angeles at a dinner hosted by the French fashion house and Liz Goldwyn, who said the last memory her grandfather had of Chanel's fabulous film costumes for Gloria Swanson, Ina Claire and others was seeing them in garbage bags on the loading dock at the studio. What a pity.

-- Booth Moore


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Photos, from top: The iconic Hollywood sign. Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images.

Justine Picardie, left, and Liz Goldwyn at the Chanel dinner Thursday at West Hollywood's Soho House. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Chanel.


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