Sunday, May 6, 2012

That Fabulously Mad Hatter: Philip Treacy Comes to Town!

THAT FABULOUSLY MAD HATTER: PHILIP TREACY COMES TO TOWN! -- We at Studio of Style couldn't go two steps last night at the Christopher Guy showroom without bumping into somebody all decked out in their stylish finery! The man himself -- Christopher Guy Harrison (top left) -- was all smiles and rightfully so, with his brand new showroom on Beverly Boulevard as the venue for milliner Philip Treacy's show of hats. Among the crowd, the ever-sparkling Bobby Trendy (above right) with an admirer. Treacy (above left) stands alongside Karolina Kurek (in a white flowing gown) who was the winner of the second annual Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award.  Kurek, who is a student at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, will be going to the Singapore offices of Christopher Guy for a one-month internship and will also visit the company's London operations.  Standing next to Kurek in the photo above is the absolutely marvelous interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard -- known for his glamorous designs for global clientele ranging from rock stars to royalty (love that velvet jacket, Martyn!!). And representing event sponsor Architectural Digest was Ruth Casey Tooker (above lower left) in polka dots (love it!), flanked by (from left) her husband Steve Tooker and Bill and Joan Vogel -- all sipping Veuve Clicquot of course! As L.A. marketing executive Susan Ducey commented, "It's all fantabulous!" -- and everyone agreed!
All photos by Greg Firlotte