Power Stylists Jeff K. Kim, Tara Swennen Throw Beverly Hills Bash
Kristen Stewart and Hilary Duff also turned out to fete luxury styling destination Albright Fashion Library.
On any given night during awards season, expect to find Jeff K. Kim and Tara Swennen dressing red-carpet heavy hitters, from Carly Chaikin to Julie Bowen, respectively. But on Wednesday night, the celebrity stylists found themselves the center of attention as co-hosts of The Albright Fashion Library's first anniversary party in Los Angeles in tandem with founders (and mother-daughter duo) Irene and Marina Albright.
A striking mid-century home in Beverly Hills, reinvented as the West Coast outpost of the New York-based one-stop-styling atelier, served as the glamorous backdrop for the evening, as guests including stylists Monica Rose and Johnny Wujek took a break from awards-season madness and mingled poolside and in between racks of clothes overflowing with the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Tom Ford.
Kristen Stewart, the newly announced face of Chanel makeup, turned up to support her longtime stylist Swennen, as did Hilary Duff, sporting a pink shoulder-grazing bob in her first appearance since her divorce from former NHL player Mike Comrie was finalized.
STYLE GURUS: Tara Swennen and Jeff K. Kim at The Albright Fashion Library. (Photo: Getty Images)
"I like to pull gowns and pieces with corseting and really unique accessories [from The Alright Fashion Library]. Irene has an amazing eye, and she literally has everything you can imagine in here," said Swennen, wearing a Bottege Veneta piece from The Albright Fashion Library for the occasion — part of the brand's 20,000-piece bicoastal archives, beloved by stylists, costume designers and private clients alike for its comprehensive selection of top-tier designers.
Kim, who was introduced to The Albright Library by way of the New York location (which debuted in 1990), also raved about the service. "Having designer clothes you can rent for commercials and those kinds of projects means you have higher quality clothing that reads better on television and print," he said. "It gives us access to pieces that might not be available from designers in-house."
FASHION FRIENDS: Kristen Stewart and Tara Swennen at The Albright Fashion Library. (Photo: Getty Images)