In business, there’s dressing seriously, and there’s seriously chic dressing, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Power of Style luncheon, presented by Michael Kors, celebrated the latter on Thursday.
Timed to the weekly’s package on the best-dressed Hollywood producers, managers and studio bosses, many of the women named (and photographed for) the story showed up at Spago at 11:30 sharp, including producers Tracey Edmonds and Alli Shearmur, Universal Pictures cochairman Donna Langley, Twentieth Century Fox Television chairman Dana Walden, 3 Arts Entertainment manager Molly Madden, United Talent Agency partner Blair Kohan, and Warner Bros. marketing president Sue Kroll. Yes, there were plenty of sharp suits, but there were also runway-worthy dresses and fun frocks. Some wore current Balenciaga (Kohan) and others wore boutique finds off-season (HBO’s Nancy Lesser).
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THR editor in chief Janice Min said, “I was a bit intimidated getting dressed this morning, but I figured you can’t go wrong with Prada.” Adding to the glamour mix was Olivia Munn, who literally got dressed on her way over. “I was filming an arc on ‘The New Girl’ until 4 a.m., so Michael Kors sent me some dresses, then I stopped at Judith Leiber where they loaned me a clutch, then at Christian Louboutin for these shoes,” she said. “I really am grateful for all the help, because I’m barely 5 feet, 4 inches, not one of those tall wispy girls who can walk into a runway sample and look fabulous.”
Coco Rocha, on the other hand, represented the power model genre, dressed in a Topshop romper.
“I love it as much as designer clothes,” she said.