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Phillip Lim celebrates 1st anniversary of L.A. store

Among the party goers were Lim himself, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Tottie Greer, Duke Spirit's Liela Moss and Devendra Banhart.

July 26, 2009|Melissa Magsaysay

For the first anniversary of his Los Angeles store, Phillip Lim flew west to celebrate at the sprawling space with the spiky white walls. Hundreds of well-dressed celebrities and fashion followers joined him, with the Duke Spirit performing on an outside stage. (Frontwoman Liela Moss wore a sexy sequined top, tux blazer and micro-mini shorts -- all made by Lim, of course.)

The looks of the night: shorts and sandals for men, swingy summer dresses for girls. Some revelers mixed it up -- party host Rachel Bilson donned a rose-gold colored blazer and rolled shorts that looked like lame from afar. Musician Devendra Banhart wore a French cuff shirt, pink bow tie and bright pink oxfords, along with his twist on shorts: oatmeal-colored sweat pants scrunched up to the knee.

The guys who didn't dare to bare their legs sported skinny suits and ties, and Lim himself wore simple slouchy trousers and a tame gray blazer. But it was his black and gold spiked loafers that stole the show. The shoes, a collaboration between him and Christian Louboutin (who makes the shoes for Lim's runway show), will be out for fall.

Later that night, the designer (and Orange County native) hosted a dinner across the street at Cecconi's, toasting the table with a "West Coast, represent!" And judging by the stylish masses partying throughout his Robertson Boulevard store, it did.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

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