At a dinner held Friday night in Los Angeles to honour accessory brand Roger Vivier and its creative director Gherardo Felloni, Laura Brown introduced her crystal minaudière companion by saying, “It’s a cat, it’s a cat.”
The stunning party under the stars was cohosted by Brown and Laura Dern, who flaunted her own 3D floral-embroidered sidekick while sporting a variety of to-die-for Vivier accessories.
For a long time, Dern had been in love with Roger Vivier. Dern recalled that she purchased her first pair of Viviers in Paris when she was in her early 20s and added, “When I first became an actress and saw Catherine Deneuve wearing her legendary shoes in “Belle du Jour,” I felt she’s the woman; I have to wear those shoes.
They shared a special meal on the rooftop of the Holloway House, the newest hotel and private club of Soho House in West Hollywood, with Christina Hendricks, Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, Kristen Wiig, Alexandra Daddario, Alex Israel, Christine Chiu, and others.
Everyone was dressed to the nines, including Kathryn Newton in classic Saint Laurent, on this chilly night with the beautiful Hollywood Hills as the backdrop.
Though the “Ant Man” actress enjoys dressing herself, she admitted that she’s a little intimidated by the prospect of doing so for the upcoming foreign press tour for the Marvel movie.
As Nova Campbell, Lake Bell’s daughter, referred to her as a “duchess” rather than a princess or a queen, Lake Bell was enjoying her appearance as a duchess while wearing a black Oscar de la Renta party dress.
Dern took her daughter Jaya Harper as her date to dinner, which was also a family affair. (While Harper wore buckle boots, Dern opted for pink heels.)
Felloni, who was feeling a little star-struck meeting his idol in person for the first time, was praised by Dern for what he had done with the brand and his whimsy and irreverence while maintaining such respect for what had come before.
“Remember, and I’m going to sound pitiful now, when you have dreams and you’re alone in the middle of nowhere, people like you help a lot. You are necessary for many younger girls and boys like me. In a toast, he made a reference to the influence Hollywood may have on upcoming artists by pleading with them to perform their work with love and passion and to never forget that it’s about business and money as well as rescuing people.
The designer stated over tea earlier in the day that his obsession with David Lynch was the catalyst for his initial love for Dern after watching her in Lynch’s 1990 film “Wild at Heart.” She’s one of the best in Hollywood, and because to the shoes in the movie, she became a sex symbol, he continued, referring to her infamous red heels.
The tenor continued, “I love opera too; it’s my passion. I also enjoy film.” In this era of extreme political correctness, acting still offers the chance to explore challenging topics. Since countless ages, that has been the theater’s medium. Since cinema was always the key to success at Roger Vivier, I made good use of that.
In fact, the last time Felloni visited Los Angeles in 2019, he brought his mobile brand experience Hotel Vivier to an 11,000 square foot château in Holmby Hills, where every room was furnished in movie-star style, including the light pink hotel reception with cubbies full of Très Vivier pumps that resembled a scene from Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
That was obviously before the epidemic, but Felloni argued that it was premature for fashion experts to declare the end of high heels. The only footwear available was sneakers, sneakers, and casual, casual, he recalled. It’s now more balanced. The kitten heel is also a favourite of mine.
What’s more, he has nine kittens at home.
Despite not yet having a location in Los Angeles, Roger Vivier operates out of a shop inside a shop at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. Although LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton is rapidly acquiring Rodeo Drive for its stores, eateries, and the Cheval Blanc hotel, the designer isn’t giving up on the idea of having a place there.