LOS ANGELES–Last night’s soiree at Vanessa Bruno’s first US boutique in Los Angeles brought some serious Parisian flair to Melrose Ave. The white, minimalist space provided a fresh backdrop to the bright florals and neons of the spring 2011 collection, which Bruno described as channeling an “urban, tropical spirit.” As for choosing a location for her stateside flagship, Bruno told us, “I love the spirit of LA, the laid back girls, everything about it. The first place I wanted to be was in LA.”
Splashed across one wall, a giant blue and neon yellow mural-in-progress (by French artist Cyprien Chabret) mimicked the colorful clothes and accessories on display. Adding to the carefree, youthful atmosphere were models in breezy silk dresses and bold florals perched atop swings the entire night. Not a bad gig, if you ask us. Throughout the evening, some seriously stylish Angelenos came out in support of the French designer. Among the fashion lovers, we spotted Erin Wasson, Rosario Dawson, Minnie Driver, Leslie Mann, Atlanta De Cadenet, and 90210’s Shenae Grimes and Jessica Stroup.
Needless to say, we have a feeling that the store will be getting a lot of love in the months to come.