Milestones | 2006 - 2010 | Miles of Red Carpeted Runways
Lloyd Klein Opens It's Doors to the Public and Hollywood Welcomes the Brand With Open Arms
November 14, 2006
Lloyd Klein Couture Laboratory Grand Opening
Lloyd Klein Couture Laboratory opened its doors to the public and launched the retail portion of the store on the first floor and offered a selection of ready-to-wear merchandise, in addition to made to measure gowns and suits. Until the Grand Opening, the flagship was closed to the public and was only available by appointment for couture clientele, the trade, celebrities and their stylists. The location was home to many memorable events which have been commemorated in photos, some of which can be found here.
February 26, 2006
Circle of Passion
Circle of Passion was held at the landmark Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. It was created by Sheila E. was a gala fundraiser for The Elevate Hope Foundation. The evening served as a Lloyd Klein retrospective featuring the most memorable looks from 20 seasons of the runway. It was hosted by Prince, Sheila E., Gabrielle Union, Chris Rock, and Natasha Henstridge. Over 20 celebrities, including: Vivica Fox, Vanessa Williams, Yolanda Adams, Illeana Douglas and AnnaLynne McCord sashayed the catwalk in front of an all-star audience. More from the Circle of Passion.
April 6, 2006
America's Next Top Model
The brand is showcased on national television in a segment from America's Next Top Model. The Cast of model hopefuls compete in a runway competition set up in a local church located in South Central, Los Angles. They must demonstrate who can "Twirl and Swirl" the best, while wearing the Lloyd Klein collection. Lloyd Klein appears as "Himself "to select the winner. See the short version of the episode called The Girl Has a Temper from the sixth season of the show,on the Lloyd Klein YouTube Channel.
Golden Globe Awards
Toni Collette attends the Golden Globe Award show wearing a cobalt blue jersey gown and expands the growing list of celebrities captured on film arriving on the red carpet wearing Lloyd Klein.
February 6, 2007
Rolling with Style
Rolling With Style was held at Cipriani NYC, and featured women in wheelchairs showcased on a fashion show runway. Lloyd Klein was one of twelve participating top designers. Each was assigned to dress a "Roll Model", and tasked with the job of accessorizing-to-match her unique chair to create a harmonized ensemble. Celebrity supporters joined this catwalk with a cause. Chudney Ross, (Diana Ross's daughter) wore a Lloyd Klein periwinkle cocktail version of the umber floor length gown worn by his Roll Model and dear friend, Event Co-Chair, Ashley Lauren Fisher. Carol Alt arrived and escorted Lloyd for this memorable and worthwhile program.
2007 Fashion Week El Paseo™ Palm Desert California.
The Clothes off our Back
"Max Factor presents" a fashion show benefiting "the Clothes Off Our Back", held at Social Hollywood. Nadine Velazquez modeled a brown jersey low back draped front evening gown by Lloyd Klein bringing the audience to a standing ovation.
Dubai Fashion Show
Lloyd Klein is invited by the government of Dubai to bring his collection to the Emirates and showcase it as part of the "Annual Dubai SUMMER SURPRISE Fashion Festival". It was swell and sweltering at 125 degrees at midnight.
April 17, 2008
The House hosts a special event with a focus on luxury goods at the Lloyd Klein Couture Laboratory. The evening was attended by nearly 400 special guests and celebrity clients including: Annalynne and Angle McCord, Faye Dunaway, Barbara Carrera, Lee and Faith Majors, Adrienne Janic, Jocelynne Wildenstein, Sofia Milos, Illeana Douglas, Ashley Jones and many more.
BOXeight FASHION reFOCUS
The Lloyd Klein Couture Spring 2009 collection is staged at the BOXeight ReFOCUS Fashion Week
live photoshoot presentation.
live photoshoot presentation.
More from the Box Eight FashionWeeks
The Designer and the Muse
Muse Natalie Cole
The Designer and the Muse
Muse Kathy Ireland
Designer's Night Out
Muse Ivy Levan
October 3, 2013
The Designer and The Muse
John Arguelles, the President of Lloyd Klein creates a sensational fundraising event called the Designer and the Muse to benefit the Fashion Group International of Los Angeles for which he was also the standing Regional Director. The format of the evening was an elaborate cocktail event in which designers from Los Angeles would be honored and suggested that they arrive escorted with their model or celebrity muse. The intent was to honor the designers, bring media attention and provide a platform for creativity to showcase local designers. The event is now celebrated annually. Lloyd Klein attended with one of his muses to three of those celebrations:
October 2009 | Kathy Ireland, "The Muse with the Midas Touch"
March 2010 | Natalie Cole, "The Muse of Grace"
April 2013 | Ivy Levan, "The Muse is a Dame"
Seemore about these events | the Designer and the Muse
March 24, 2010
An Afternoon In Paris
Iconic actress Joan Collins and designer Lloyd Klein co-hosted a tres-chic afternoon gathering to coincide with LA Fashion Week at the Lloyd Klein Couture Laboratory. The Fall Winter 2010 collection was shown on live models who posed in groups throughout the showroom. Angela Tassoni Newly, Joan's stunning and charming daughter-in-law, who's married to fine artist Alexender "Sacha"Newley were among the chic gathering. Also in attendance were: Mrs. Betsy Bloomingdale, Mrs. Barbara Davis, Natalie Cole, Edyta Sliwinska, Mrs. Keisha Whitaker, Barbara Carrera and Shannon Elizabeth, just to name a few.
Discover more here | An Afternoon in Paris.
The brand is showcased on the Americas Next Top Model television series in its 14th season. This time the contestants are in competition in New Zealand. They each must wear the same Lloyd Klein gown on a slick grassy slopped hillside location and give the best pose possible to photographer Nigel Barker so that one can emerge as the model who wore it best in the opinion of Vogue Magazine's Editor-At-Large Andre Leon Talley, Show Host Tyra Banks and the other esteemed judges. The Gown was originally modeled by Carol Alt as the finale exit look on the runway which was held in the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the New York Fashion Week Calendar for the Fall Winter 2002|2003 Collections. The Classicist black floor length gown features an exaggerated train with a large ruffle trim and has a companion cloud-shaped shoulder wrap that fastens at the wrists. For this competition, the contestants must not only give good face, manage a dress that has both a train and a wrap but each must pose with a live grazing Ram in a windy environment. You can decide which of the models wore the Lloyd Klein dress the best by viewing the edited version of Cycle 14, episode 8: "Welcome to New Zealand" on the Lloyd Klein YouTube Channel.