Naomi Campbell, Gwen Stefani, Demi Moore, Mario Testino, Nicole Richie and more were among the starry crowd to turn out Thursday night for the opening of the Eric Buterbaugh Florals boutique in Los Angeles, and to celebrate his debut fragrance collection.
“We were still planting and painting an hour ago,” Buterbaugh said, greeting guests against a backdrop of his signature roses.
Buterbaugh has been a go-to floral designer for L.A.’s stylish set for 17 years, dressing up tables for dinners hosted by Jessica Alba, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer and former California first lady Maria Shriver. Over the years, his fashion clients have included Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch and Michael Kors.
The Eric Buterbaugh Florals fragrance collection includes seven scents based on his beloved flowers, including a violet with balanced leaf and petal notes, and a rose that smells as if you’re engulfed by a rosebush. The fragrances are bottled in crystal flacons modeled after liquor decanters, and sell for $300 to $500.
Eric Buterbaugh Florals Boutique, 8271 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, open Monday- Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
In other fashion news:
Chef time: Super chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo teamed up with Tiffany & Co. to host an event Thursday night at their new pizzeria, Jon and Vinny’s, on Fairfax Avenue. The cocktails-and-slices party was a chance for their pals (including fellow Angeleno chef Roy Choi) to review the new Tiffany CT60 watch collection that debuted in April. During an interview, Shook and Dotolo revealed an upcoming collaboration with Vans sneakers on a collection of “kitchen kicks.” (Shook modeled a prototype, a black canvas lace-up with reverse treads on the sole to prevent slippage.) The shoes are still in the prototype phase, but we can already tell they’re an improvement on chef Crocs.
Disney characters: Speaking of Vans, the Cypress-based action sports brand has partnered with Disney Consumer Products on a colorful assortment of kicks, clothes and gear that hits stores today. The Young At Heart Collection's shoe designs put a SoCal twist on some of the Mouse House's best-known characters -- think Winnie the Pooh with a busted skate deck and Minnie rocking a pair of pink sneakers -- that will have you staring at your feet with delight.
Project collab: Meanwhile, on the East Coast, the Palm Springs fashion inspiration is catching. “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano on Thursday showed his Resort 2016 collection that was inspired by Peter Moruzzi's book "Palm Springs Holiday," a collection of images and anecdotes of the social scene of women living and vacationing in the Coachella Valley in the middle of the 20th century. That added up to a vibrant mix of bold patterns and feminine silhouettes. Siriano took the opportunity to announce an upcoming collaboration with larger-size retailer Lane Bryant on a capsule collection to launch in spring 2016.
Gucci to-do: Gucci’s new creative director, Alessandro Michele, presented his first fully executed solo collection in New York on Thursday, using the street as a runway. The Resort 2016 collection was full of skirt suits and loads of quirky accessories, including cat-eye glasses, cage sandals and cocktail rings. To celebrate, Gucci hosted a supper party at the Bowery Bar and Grill on Thursday night, with Rachel Zoe, Amanda Cadenet Taylor, Sam Taylor Johnson, Dustin Yellin and other guests.
Feminist pig: And finally … fashion diva Miss Piggy was honored by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in Brooklyn on Thursday for her contributions to women’s rights, joining the likes of Sandra Day O’Connor and Toni Morrison. The presentation included a conversation with Gloria Steinem and a 20-minute retrospective of Miss Piggy’s career. (Main squeeze Kermit was in the audience.) To mark the occasion, the mighty moi penned a feminist manifesto for Time magazine, explaining how she can face up to chauvinist amphibians and still love to shop.