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7 Apr

Go West! Vogue Celebrates Denim with a Venice Dinner

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There’s something about the laid-back history of Venice Beach that lends itself to a never-ending denim-staple wardrobe. An endless summer–feeling night at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney was the perfect setting for Vogue to celebrate all things denim yesterday. The likes of Amber Valletta, Jaime King, and Sasha Lane joined the ideal mix of designers, artists, and creatives that makes up the coolest of the denim-clad Angelenos.

As guests gathered al fresco for a mid-spring toast, passed trays of mushroom toast, radishes, and prosciutto floated through the sea of blue jeans. “I can’t thank you all enough for being here and coming all the way to Venice,” toasted Vogue’s Sally Singer, who, along with Lisa Love, hosted the annual celebration of the denim, denim, denim, and all those who keep it alive. “This is our favorite dinner of the year!” Musicians Troye Sivan, Kacy Hill, and Rainey Qualley exchanged laughs over plates of braised lamb, crisped snapper, and sweet pea agnolotti, while across the room, artists Alex Israel, Elliott Hundley, and Petra Collins chatted with friends.

After a trio of desserts including rhubarb pie and chocolate pistachio tart were served (aptly by the Gjelina staff dressed head to toe in Citizens of Humanity denim looks) guests returned to the patio where actresses Alia Shawkat and Angela Sarafyan chatted with designers like Laura Mulleavy, Andrea Lieberman, and Greg Chait, who all came west (in jeans!) to show their support of the very fabric that bound the intimate crowd together.

As Ubers and chauffeured Cadillacs lined up on Abbot Kinney, guests trickled off into the night proving yet again that a good pair of jeans is all you need for a perfect night out in Los Angeles.

Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com
Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Vogue’s Lisa Love and Vogue’s Sally Singer in Erdem

Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com
Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Jaime King in Miu Miu and Rainey Qualley in Citizens of Humanity jeans and an Orseund Iris top

Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com
Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Camille Rowe in Les Bonbons earrings; Langley Fox in a Blazé Milano coat, Levi’s shorts, and a Billy T-shirt; and Emily Hope

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Bee Nguyen and TyLynn Nguyen

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Maryam Malakpour and Danielle Sherman

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Sasha Lane and Jamie Mizrahi

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Jacob Bixenman in Phlemuns and Troye Sivan

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Sophia Amoruso and Galen Pehrson

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Zoe Lister-Jones in a Brock Collection top and Citizens of Humanity jeans; Alia Shawkat in AG and Marco de Vincenzo; and Alia Penner

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Amber Valletta in a Faith Connexion jacket and Moussy jeans and Teddy Charles

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

The scene at dinner

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Alex Israel in Fiorucci jacket, Vogue’s Sally Singer in Erdem, and Todd Selby

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Andrea Lieberman, Vogue’s Jane Herman, and Abby Aguirre

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Justin Kern and Jessica de Ruiter

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Simon Haas, Galen Pehrson, and Nikolai Haas

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Ali Fatourechi and Marjan Malakpour

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Sasha Lane in Denim Refinery jeans and a Gypsy Sport jacket and Sergio Lane in Levi’s jeans and a Made Gold jacket

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Rainey Qualley in an Orseund Iris top, Citizens Humanity jeans, and Paul Andrew shoes

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Angela Sarafyan in a Brock top and Frame jeans

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Kacy Hill in a Linder jumpsuit

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Laura Mulleavy

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Devendra Banhart and Camille Rowe

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Sarah Staudinger

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Kelly Sawyer in an Attico dress and a Gap jean jacket

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Nick Fouquet and Kacy Hill

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Photo: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

Vogue’s Lisa Love

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