DIOR DOES MAXFIELD: Raf Simons’ debut ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior landed at its seventh and final stop at Los Angeles’ Maxfield Wednesday night, where it will stay in a pop-up shop-in-shop until April 7. Social hostesses Quinn Ezralow, Julia Sorkin and Kelly Styne bid pals Crystal Lourd, Liberty Ross, Perrey Reeves, Brooke Davenport and Susan Beck to stop by for bubbly and browsing. “I think women here will wear these pieces,” said Ezralow, who chose a black smoking-inspired minidress for the event. “There’s a lot of Maxfield black but also gorgeous colors.”

The petite Sorkin chose a voluminous look that she said gave only the illusion of ease. “I’m all corseted in. There’s still all those Dior tiny buttons and hooks and eyes. I actually had to have someone come over and help me put it on. Very French,” she laughed. Afterwards, the crowd migrated across the street to Craig’s for an unofficial late supper.

This story first appeared in the March 22, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.