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Celebs go cheap chic to celebrate H&M's new Jimmy Choo collaboration [UPDATED]

November 3, 2009 | 12:01 pm

All the L.A. lovelies turned out for the Jimmy Choo for H&M party in Hollywood last night, wearing pieces from the line that hits stores Nov. 14.

Nothing in the line is over $300, which meant the look was cheap chic. M.I.A. wore over-the-knee boots (the most expensive item at $299) with a sequined shark-emblazoned top by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, before changing into a dress that shimmied when she performed later in the evening. Nicky Hilton chose a sparkling little black dress accessorized with a star-emblazoned clutch, while sister Paris wore a Jimmy Choo for H&M cat suit and Hayden Panettiere slid into a pair of black leather leggings and a zip-up, sequin-covered cardigan.

Jimmy-choo-for-h&mJimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon, who worked on the H&M line for six months in London, opted for her favorite piece -- a buttery leather, one-shouldered minidress. From the press preview earlier in the day, the pieces look great (especially considering it is Mellon's first foray into clothing) -- the leather pieces are supple, the studding on the gladiator heels looks expensive, the stitching on the suiting is well done and the chain-link and rhinestone jewelry has weight.

There's menswear, too, but I didn't see much of it on the crowd at the party, held at a private house with a stairstep facade that brought to mind a Mayan temple perched in the hills atop Doheny Drive, which happens to be for sale for $18 million.

Decades' Cameron Silver was wearing his own stylish footwear -- chic but not cheap, crystal-coated, pointy-toed lace-ups by Alexander McQueen, while RuPaul looked dashing in a plaid suit and striped shirt. Super stylist Jen Rade stopped by, too, as did photographer Tierney Gearon and Society for Rational Dress designer Corinne Grassini. And Jeffrey Katzenberg was holding court by the pool as co-host of the event, which benefited the Motion Picture & Television Fund [Updated 4:50 p.m. Wednesday: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that the event benefited the Entertainment Industry Foundation].

-- Booth Moore

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Photos, top left: Paris and Nicky Hilton; top right: Jimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon with singer M.I.A.; bottom: Models in Jimmy Choo for H&M. Credits: WireImage; WireImage; Jimmy Choo and H