L.A. artist Kimberly Brooks targets the style set in her latest show


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Artist Kimberly Brooks has been in and around L.A.’s style scene for years -- as a painter, Web designer, fashion lover and Hollywood wife (she’s hitched to Albert Brooks). So it makes perfect sense that she would choose some of the city’s top style-makers as her latest artistic subjects.

‘The Stylist Project,’ a series of oil paintings by Brooks of some of L.A.’s most well-known fashion names, will debut at the Taylor De Cordoba Gallery on Feb. 27 and run through April 3.


Among those who posed for Brooks -- in their own clothes -- were celebrity stylists Arianne Phillips, Rachel Zoe, Andrea Lieberman, Jessica Paster and Jeanne Yang, local retailers Rose Apodaca and Cameron Silver, New York Times Magazine stylist Elizabeth Stewart, ‘Mad Men’ costume designer Janie Bryant and fellow artist/fashion maven Liz Goldwyn.

Brooks, who was unavailable for comment, according to her publicist, will debut Part 2 of ‘The Stylist Project’ in spring 2011 -- featuring a who’s who of New York-based style names, including Grace Coddington of Vogue, Joe Zee from Elle, Brana Wolf of Harper’s Bazaar and Nina Garcia from Marie Claire and ‘Project Runway.’

-- Emili Vesilind