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Gregory Parkinson party

L.A. designer Gregory Parkinson showed his Fall 2008 collection in the manicured front yard of actress Shiva Rose’s Brentwood home. Rose, pictured here, wore a dye-treated lamé dress made for her by Parkinson. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth wears a Gregory Parkinson ombré-dyed dress with her own jewelry. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Martine Bury, managing editor at 944 Magazine, chose a more tailored (but no less chic) ensemble for the alfresco event. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Charlotte, Rose’s 2-year-old daughter with actor Dylan McDermott, gleefully ran through the yard in a precious, Victorian-style nightgown. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Parkinson washed and dye-treated stiff lamé fabrics over and over to make them softer to the touch and more monochromatic. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Guests weren’t afraid to don bright colors for this fashion presentation — Parkinson is known for them. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Parkinson boasts his own signature style, consisting of button-front shirts and well-tailored jeans. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)