September 2009

L.A. Fashion Shape Shifters

  • Prada red fleece wool and nylon blend V-neck dress: $1,940, 310-278-8661, prada.com. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere black lace bra: $445, Maxfield, 310-274-8800. The Way We Wore vintage gloves: price available upon request, 323-937-0878, thewaywewore.com. Wolford individual 10 soft control tights: $52, 310-277-8112, wolford.com.
  • Jil Sander orange techno crepe dress: $1,845, Barney’s, 310-276-4400, barneys.com. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere gold wave S cuffs: $495 each, 310-854-0557, balenciaga.com.
  • Balmain jacket: price available upon request, similar style available at Barney’s, 212-826-8900, barneys.com. Alexander Wang spongy silk crepe long-sleeve bodysuit: price available upon request; “Lara” combat boot in black velvet: $590, alexanderwang.com. Western Costume grape ball dangle earrings: price available upon request, 818-760-0900, westerncostume.com.
  • Rodarte green and grey hand-marbled silk chiffon and tulle dress with Swarovski crystals: price available upon request, Neiman Marcus, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com. Falke tights: $36, Noodle Stories, 323-651-1782, falke.com.
  • Dolce & Gabbana black/white nylon and silk leopard dress: $2,995, 877-70-DGUSA, dolcegabbana.it. Louis Vuitton “Cancan Ankle Strap” pump: $1,270, 310-551-0090, louisvuitton.com. La Perla lilac hosiery: $75, 310-860-0561, laperlausa.com.

Inspired by the silhouettes of the past, this season’s best looks come to life with sex appeal and architectural bravado
by James Valeri / photographs by Sebastian Kim / produced by Victoria Brynner

Stylist: James Valeri/CLM
Fashion Assistant: Alisa Gosselin
Hairstylist: Johnny McKay @ Frank Reps
Makeup: Terry Millet/Photogenics
Manicurist: Michelle Saunders/The Wall Group
Model: M.S./Next
Location: Pink Cadillac Motel
Producer: Victoria Brynner/ Startdust Visions