What's the new black? You might say it's L.A.
Scott's new role, announced in late October, follows the 2011 appointment of L.A.-bred Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as creative directors of the Paris-based fashion brand
For years, the New York- and European-centered fashion industries mostly ignored Los Angeles, which was dogged by a reputation for being more a manufacturing town for down-market denim and T-shirts than a center for design creativity.
But all that has changed.
The rise of the celebrity-fashion connection, an increase in artisanally focused local luxury labels and the thriving art scene have made L.A. a bona fide destination on the style map.
The community has been embraced by Vogue magazine in particular, with a story in the September issue declaring Los Angeles the coolest city on the planet.
In recent days, designers from all over the world have touched down in L.A. to host glittery parties featuring celebrities photographed in the newest looks and to hobnob with stylists in advance of awards show season.
We've dedicated this issue to what's become an annual designer invasion, profiling some of the stylish visitors and permanent residents too.