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Barneys New York fashion director Amanda Brooks made her first appearance at the Beverly Hills store Thursday to co-host a lunch with Vogue’s Lawren Howell to celebrate Goyard’s new shop-in-shop.


Brooks said she’s been working to make sure the fall merchandise includes “several new designers you’ve never heard of, [and] others that we should have been carrying for years. I think it’s our job to continually refine the store for our customers.” As for her own Phillip Lim and Proenza Schouler outfit, she said, “I wear my clothes for years. That seems strange to say as Barneys’ creative director, but I like making old pieces new again.”


Among the lunch crowd were Abigail Spencer, Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Erika Christensen, who wore a Barneys label beige dress to offset her bright red lipstick. Jacqui Getty, Shiva Rose, Laura Mulleavy, Juan Carlos Obando, Katherine Ross, Jeanne Yang and Janey Bryant rounded out the fashion contingent.

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