HALL MONITOR: Hollywood has a fashion cycle all its own, governed by the red-carpet season rather than the runway season. Hence, Los Angeles designer Kevan Hall presented his spring signature collection last week at his new loft-style atelier timed to today’s Golden Globe nominations. The salon-style runway presentation, during which models were accompanied by a string quartet playing just out of view, recalled in-house shows of a past era, where a small group of Hall’s best customers and friends could ogle the hand-worked dresses and gowns up close. His loyal Hollywood following was front and center, including Virginia Madsen, Teri Hatcher and daughter Emerson Tenney and Mayim Bialik.

“No matter your size, Kevan designs for the body you have, instead of trying to smash things down or force you to wear Spanx. Most actresses really aren’t comfortable in their red-carpet gowns, but I could truly sleep in a Kevan gown, and they make me look fabulous,” said Madsen.

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Young “The Hunger Games” stars Amandla Stenberg and Jacqueline Emerson were getting a leg up on the art of red-carpet dressing, both donning Hall for the first time.

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