Saint Laurent’s splashy Feb. 10 show in Los Angeles was nothing if not a true Hollywood affair, as scores of stars arrived for the big fashion reveal at iconic ballroom the Palladium.
Among those with prime seating at the appropriately rock-n-roll-themed event, which took place just five days ahead of the Grammy Awards, were actors Elle and Dakota Fanning, Sylvester Stallone (with daughters Sistine and Sophia), Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Jessica Alba, Emma Roberts, Demi Moore and Jane Fonda along with such music stars as Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Beck, Justin Bieber, Muse‘s Matt Bellamy, Lenny Kravitz (with ex-wife Lisa Bonet and daughter Zoe Kravitz), Joan Jett and Chris Cornell.
The Laurent show, a preview of the French label’s fall 2016 collections, was the first to take place in L.A. where Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane resides and the frenzy around it caused traffic congestion all around the Hollywood and Vine area.
Inside, the preview’s start was delayed slightly, giving celebrities extra time to mingle with each other. Bieber was spotted backstage skateboarding to pass the time, then chatting with Lady Gaga and Courtney Love. Another unexpected coupling: Love with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, whose past dramas now seem firmly in the rearview. At one point, an observer tells Billboard, Lady Gaga went gaga over Beck, regaling the Grammy winner with memories of a Bonnaroo in which she watched him perform from the front of the crowd. The then pre-fame Stefani Germanotta was topless while doing so, Gaga confessed.
The Laurent after-party also promises to be star-studded with Father John Misty, Beck, Joan Jett, the Allah-Las, Kim and the Created and Bleached set to take the stage.