The occasion? A new book on London fashion design.
A super-stylish crowd gathered Tuesday night at the West Hollywood home of fashion designer Rosetta Getty to celebrate Tania Fares and her latest fashion tome, London Uprising: Fifty Fashion Designers, One City.
Mario Testino, Rowan Blanchard, Jacqui Getty, Gia Coppola, Eric Butterbaugh, Irina Medavoy, Jennifer Meyer, Brigette Romanek, Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash Taylor and Kelly Sawyer were on hand for the sunset soiree, sipping cocktails and nibbling apps by Jon and Vinny’s on Getty’s terrace. Others wandered through the darkly romantic rooms, stopping to pose for photos underneath the giant taxidermy polar bear in the library, which is stocked with fashion books like Fares’.
Fares is the British Fashion Council Fashion Trust co-founder and a Vogue contributor. Her new book, published by Phaidon, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the studios of 50 of London fashion’s leading lights — including Stella McCartney, Simone Rocha, J.W. Anderson and Paul Smith — to uncover the creative hub that has emerged in the city in the past 15 years.
“There wasn’t a book that celebrated these designers and how different and individual they are,” says Fares. Though now, she’s nearly equally as intrigued by the creative scene flourishing in Los Angeles, where she is spending about four months a year. “There are definite similarities,” says Fares.