Malibu Seen / By Kim Devore

Malibu Designer Sue Wong celebrates the upcoming Emmy Awards at FIDM. Photo courtesy of Beimages


The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising was the place to be as famous fashionistas geared up for the 2010 Emmy Awards. Malibu designer Sue Wong was among the stylish scenesters who checked out the “Outstanding Art of Television Design” exhibition.

Sue sported a dazzling creation inspired by her new “Eat, Pray, Love” collection, choosing a richly embroidered jade green sari and an equally dramatic jade necklace.

Several costume design nominees were spotted in the well-clad crowd including “Glee’s” Lou Eyrich and “Mad Men’s” Janie Bryant. Lou rocked a bold graphic frock that could have come right out of the Deco era while Janie opted for a full length black and white chiffon print.

Despite an endless parade of fashion statements, it was the exhibit that took center stage. They went crazy over Janie’s “Mad Men” creations. You could get an up close look at the very best of ’60s chic with dapper Don Draper’s perfectly cut custom suits, Peggy Olsen’s prim work wear, Betty Draper’s fabulously feminine day dresses and the form-fitting gems that hug Joan Holloway’s every curve.

History buffs gathered around a display that featured the sumptuous robes worn by Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII in the “Tudors.” They eyed Henry’s opulent orange and gold cloak complete with thigh-high boots. From Catherine of Aragon to Katherine Parr, the king was flanked by the historic garb worn by each of his six wives.

FIDM’s Emmy bash has become something of a tradition. It’s now in its fifth year with Costume Designers Guild President Mary Rose returning as guest curator. The exhibit featured more than 75 costumes including selections from “The Good Wife,” “Georgia O’Keeffe,” “True Blood,” “Bones,” and “Treme.”

The Emmy nominees meantime are getting ready to walk the red carpet. The winners will be announced on Aug. 29.


More than a thousand food fans jammed Sunset Gower Studios for the annual eat-a-thon known as “Extravaganza for the Senses.” Forty top eateries and more than 80 wineries took part in this year’s feast. Meat-eaters were in hog heaven with the Palm, Lawry’s and Boa Steakhouse carving up a storm.

From Italian to Indian to Asian, there were plenty of flavors to savor with sweet treats and vino to wash it all down.

The event was organized by Malibu’s Cheryl and Haim Saban and raised thousands of dollars for the Saban Free Clinic. The clinic provides essential medical, dental and social services to those in need.

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