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The dinner Angela Missoni hosted Wednesday night at the new Rodeo Drive boutique was well-timed to Los Angeles’ balmy weather. Joy Bryant, Eva Mendes, Lily Collins and Amber Valletta nearly floated into the store — designed to look like a street with shops on either side — dressed in the house’s signature colorful open-weave knits.

Even Bryant’s husband, stuntman David Pope, was feeling the change of seasons, donning a pink Missoni cardigan. “I have to hand it to you,” Angie Harmon said. “My husband [former NFL-er Jason Sehorn] would never put that on, but you make it look manly.”

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The meal, served at colorful round tables in the back of the store, was a family-style affair during which Margherita Missoni and Jennifer Missoni presided over the “kids’” tables. They were joined by Nicole Richie, P.C. Valmorbida, Lily Collins and kid-at-heart Mario Testino, who was one of the first to jump onto a nearby couch-bed, where he ate his dessert.

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