Since Mulberry’s spring 2012 ready-to-wear took inspiration from the British summer holiday, it seemed only fitting that the L.A. dinner in honor of the collection follow suit. Last night the Chateau Marmont’s pool patio was transformed into a jolly English seaside boardwalk (as envisioned by Mulberry creative director Emma Hill) with animal balloons, floating blow-up alligators and beach balls, sculptures of giant ice cream cones, and festooned Blackpool–style lights. “My nickname is ‘More, more. Bigger, bigger,’ ” said Hill of her approach to party decor.
An acoustic post-dinner set by sultry chanteuse Lana Del Rey had everyone on the edge of their seats. As Del Rey sang a string of ballads in her signature husky voice, including her hit “Video Games,” Kate Bosworth commented, “I saw that video back in September and I thought, ‘This person is going to be quite big.’ ”