- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Move over New York City, Paris and Milan, there’s a new fashionista on the rise: Los Angeles.

Stella McCartney made a glitzy, star-studded Hollywood debut Tuesday. The British designer followed on the heels of brands like Burberry and Tom Ford who recently brought their runway shows to the West Coast.

“It just really felt like the time to have it in L.A.,” said McCartney, who has previously presented in New York and London. “It’s such a great place for music, for fashion, for film, for entertainment, for the arts, and it just felt like the right time and the right city.”

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Demi Lovato were among the guests at the presentation held at the record store, Amoeba Music.

“It’s a movement! I love it!” said celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe. “I do think designers have really fallen in love with L.A. … I think everyone’s figuring out this is the best place to live and the best place to be and that there’s a huge market out here and a huge client base.”

McCartney’s pre-fall collection included silky dresses, oversized coats and cozy knitwear in playful patterns and animal prints.

Loose-fitting trousers and blouses had blue and gold diagonal stripes or geometric color-blocking, and feminine floral dresses were layered under colorful tulle.

“The collection is very much about celebrating the rejuvenation of a woman’s wardrobe,” said the designer and daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney. “Looking at pieces that go from day to evening. … Lots of prints, lots of cats, lots of leopard.”

Models danced on platforms and played arcade games before performances by Brian Wilson, Pink and Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson.

“I think it’s a great,” said “Mad Men” actress Kiernan Shipka. “L.A. is a really, really cool town and I love that Stella knows how to throw party.”


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