During that same night, at the other side of Downtown Los Angeles, a new type of market and happening occured...
When the Opening Ceremony commenced, it was time to split to Mr. Kevan Hall's Spring 2011 Collection Live Model Shoot, hosted in AGENDA LOFT.
Following in the grand tradition of Andy Warhol's The Factory of the Sixities and Halston as Disco Dandy in Seventies' SoHo, Kevan Hall, the Beverly Hills Society courtier designer, threw a different type of soiree for a new market of socialites.
LA's fierce fashion pack: LookbookLA's Felix Foto, Kevan Hall, & LAFashionSnob.com's Heather Petrey.
This may not be free-for-all as the LA Art Show but it was a privileged, intimate get-together in a wild and wooly setting.
When this pop culture intellectual of a scribe mentioned to Mr. Hall, that his trajectory from prim and proper high society couturier to downtown scenester is reminiscent of Halston, the White House milliner to Downtown Disco Dandy of the Swinging Seventies , he noted this was a way to shake things up.
This trend of revisiting Andy Warhol's The Factory's happenings as parties-cum-photoshoots-cum-film shoot, was rekindled by Urban Republic's Peter Rhima last Spring then picked up by Mr. Hall.
Perhaps, it is the "Gossip Girl" effect, living it up while dressing up.Dancing in Edie Sedgewick's footsteps when Andy Warhol took her as his Factory muse, models styled up as Aaron Slims' debutantes, kicked up their heels then vogued and danced like there is no tomorrow.
It is funny that Mr. Hall's happening-as-live model shoot is right in the middle of Awards Season when the city's pretty young socialites and the entertainment industry's starlets are donning his and Sue Wong's more upscale creations for the red carpet.
Paraphasing an emerging Hollywood gentleman, Carlos Ramirez mentioned, as Young Hollywood rises up, the more they want to spruce up.
Just because one is strapped in a strapless bodice of a ballgown, it never means stiff.
Watching Mr. Hall's Pretty Young Things cutting loose in a downtown loft party amongst light bulb flashes prove you can still cut loose.
Partying it up in fancy frocks only proves one is fabulous.