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VIP Opening Reception Launches LA Style Fashion Week

Lauren Alvarez |
March 12, 2013 | 4:11 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

A Quynh Paris design. (Lauren Alvarez/Neon Tommy)
A Quynh Paris design. (Lauren Alvarez/Neon Tommy)
Before the fashion world hits the runway for the 5th season of LA Style Fashion Week, they prepped by gracing the Luxe City Center Hotel for a VIP launch party on Sunday. The evening featured electronic beats provided by DJ Paper, Italian beer served by Peroni, and exquisite hors d'oeuvre courtesy of the hotel. 

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Circulating among the fashion elites was a model showcasing a piece created by fashion designer Quynh Paris. The see-through, glittered evening gown was seductive yet feminine, embellished with dark black flap-like details. Both sides of the gown featured slits rising high above the model's knees. Surprisingly, they were not overbearing to the dress and overall, the gown was a success. 

The evening's attendees included fashion designers Alexis Monsanto, Quynh Paris, Ashna Kalra, and Lloyd Klein, co-founder of Style Fashion Week Veronica Welch, Celebrity stylists Rosy Muto and Tiffany LaVonne, America's Next Top Model runner-up Raina Hein, and C.E.O. of the Creative Media Agency, Reymond Villasenor. 

The VIP opening reception highlighted the anticipation for the week ahead. LA Style Fashion Week showcases emerging fashion designers across the world at the Vibiana Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles from March 11th to March 15th. Check out more coverage throughout the week from Neon Tommy and find photos from the evening below. 

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