FANCY FEET: Nicholas Kirkwood made the most of his two-day jaunt to Los Angeles with a trunk show and luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills and a dinner at Hotel Bel-Air on Thursday. “There are always plenty of events here to wear my shoes to,” he said, noting that dinner cohost Emma Roberts was wearing his S sandal and Rachel Zoe, China Chow, Jaime King, Liz Goldwyn and Katharine Ross were also sporting his designs. “I hope to be getting back to L.A. more in the coming months because it’s an increasingly important market for us. I also feel that the city’s art market is getting a really great reputation, which is exciting.”

Kirkwood had hoped to attend the weekend’s Museum of Contemporary Art gala, but his mother’s 60th birthday beckoned him back after a one-night stay. My mum would never speak to me again if I missed it,” he said.

This story first appeared in the March 31, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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