Opening Ceremony gave new meaning to the friends-and-family special on Friday, when it hosted a dinner with Alexander Wang and M.I.A. at its L.A. boutique in honor of Wang’s new eyewear collaboration with Linda Farrow.
Shop co-owner Humberto Leon enlisted his mother, Wendy, to cook the 12-course Chinese feast with the help of his aunts and uncles for some 40 pals, including Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Ali Larter, Gia Coppola and Samantha Traina.Hollywood offspring Riley Keough (Elvis Presley’s granddaughter) and Dakota Johnson (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) stuck together, but not as closely as Spike Jonze and Rinko Kikuchi, who were canoodling in between courses.
E-mail friends also met in person for the first time, as was the case of Wang and M.I.A. “You look awesome,” the designer gushed upon spying how the Sri Lankan songstress paired his leopard-print satchel and high-waisted leather shorts with a black lace unitard festooned with a dozen gold pins shaped like bull horns. “Hook ‘em horns!” proclaimed Texan Erin Wasson when she was introduced to M.I.A. “I guess it’s the beast in me,” M.I.A. quipped.