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The bridge between Hollywood and fashion took the form of a white-carpeted dais on Thursday at the Chateau Marmont for a fashion show highlighting the finalists of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Kate Bosworth, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Elisabeth Moss, Anton Yelchin, Gia Coppola and Jennifer Westfeldt mingled with judges Anna Wintour, Jenna Lyons and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as with finalists Antonio Azzuolo, Carlos Campos, Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, Cushnie et Ochs’ Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Dana Lorenz of Fenton/Fallon, Finn Jewelry’s Soraya Silchenstedt, Pamela Love and Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill.
Hosts Frédéric Fekkai and Lisa Love must have been pleased with all the friendships fomenting under their patronage. Erdem Moralioglu shared a cab to the West Hollywood hotel with Liz Goldwyn, and finalist Joseph Altuzarra chatted with Jeffrey Deitch from Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. Solange Knowles served as finalist Suno’s muse, while Juno Temple enjoyed girl time with Riley Keough after filming the final movie in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” series. Models Guinevere van Seenus and Frankie Rayder lit up cigarettes for London-based designers Richard Nicoll and Marios Schwab. The tea party following the show also encouraged bonding for Carolyn Murphy and her daughter, Dylan, who wore matching Miu Miu frocks.
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“I was just telling Ryan [Murphy] that two years ago we were here and didn’t know anyone,” Dianna Agron said. “Now we’re surrounded by friends.”
As it happens, Altuzzara is designing some costumes for Murphy’s new movie based on Larry Kramer’s play, “The Normal Heart,” and more projects could be in the works.
“I would love to do an ‘American Horror Story’ clothes-to-be-buried-in line,” Murphy said. “Joseph could do that.”
Aaron Eckhart contemplated transitioning from Hollywood to fashion design.
“It would be fun to do it,” he said. Befitting his upcoming role producing, acting and performing music as Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in “The Drummer,” he described his style as “a California beachy guy.”
Busy Phillips, on the other hand, is happy just trying to make her character on the TV comedy “Cougar Town” hipper with some Topshop duds.
“I don’t even go to [New York] fashion week,” she said. “Don’t look for my line at Sears.”