ANOTHER CLOSURE: Influential Los Angeles boutique Confederacy closed Monday. Started in October 2008 by celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati and actor Danny Masterson, the 5,000-square-foot Confederacy on Hollywood Boulevard pushed the fashion envelope in the Silverlake neighborhood.
At its outset, the store carried a mix of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear lines, including Etro, Azzedine Alaïa, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Etro, Proenza Schouler, Michael Bastian, Martin Margiela, A.P.C. and Rag & Bone, but narrowed its focus to men’s wear in 2011.
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Urbinati said she and Masterson decided to step away from Confederacy because they became too busy to run it. Urbinati reportedly dressed some 21 people during the last movie awards season in L.A., and Bradley Cooper, Nina Dobrev, Armie Hammer, Chris Evans and Krysten Ritter are among her styling clients. Masterson currently plays the lead character Milo in the TBS comedy “Men at Work.”
“We wanted to move the store west because Silverlake was too slow, but we eventually decided to close because our other projects are keeping us a little too much away from the store,” said Urbinati, who was a buyer for Los Angeles stores Satine, Milk and Laura Urbinati before opening Confederacy. The Confederacy space will be dedicated to Rebecca Minkoff for the time being.