Wondering what stars like Selma Blair, January Jones, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Minnie Driver had planned for Cinco de Mayo? The answer is less tequila-filled than you might imagine. Instead, the celebrities were out for the launch of Bottega Veneta’s new store, the Beverly Hills Maison, where InStyle caught up with a few of the brand’s biggest fans.
Decked out in head-to-toe Bottega Veneta, Jones (below, left, with Ron Livingston and wife Rosemarie DeWitt) dished that she came to the event as an excuse to don her stunning dress and coat ensemble. “I had seen this look on the runway right after it showed, and I emailed them like the next day. I was like, ‘I need to wear this at some point,’” she told InStyle. “When they were having this event I was like, ‘Okay I’m coming just to wear the outfit.’ I love it so much.”
A longtime fan of the brand, the SAG Award winner loves its “cool modern edge” as of late. The sparkles on her coat and the sheerness of her dress are the perfect example. “It just feels youthful, but still very Bottega.”
Blair, who stunned in a mixed material Bottega Veneta dress, agreed that the brand has evolved. “This is kind of a surprise. I mean, it’s a little like deconstructed for Bottega,” she told InStyle. Since becoming a mom, she’s become more selective in her fashion choices as late nights out become more rare (“I go to bed normally at 7 p.m.!”), but this brand remains on the top of her list. “When I go out, I go out. So yeah, it has to be quality,” she said.
Also in attendance were Gyllenhaal (above), who radiated in a color-block maxi dress, bright clutch, and matching red lip, and Driver (below), who looked gorgeous in a long black printed dress. The store, which is Bottega Veneta's second ever Maison, was created to reflect the location's architecture and culture. The first Maison opened in Milan in 2013, and the third is scheduled to launch in N.Y.C. next year.
Blair summed up the night perfectly in just one word: “sexy.”