Out in Los Angeles on Thursday, Escada threw open the doors to its redesigned West Coast flagship, nestled in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Naomi Watts arrived wearing a custom gown by creative director Damiano Biella. "I'm feeling good," said the expectant Watts, who nevertheless took a load off on a leather chair in the VIP room and rubbed her legs. "You look like a pregnant 10-year-old," joked Hilary Swank of Watts' fresh-faced appearance.
On the sex appeal meter, the heat surely rose on nearby Civic Center Drive when leggy starlets like Paula Patton, Mischa Barton and Monet Mazur showed up for the inauguration of Byron Williams' salon, hosted by Rachel Zoe. For Lindsay Lohan, who arrived at 10:45 p.m., the fete may as well have been a pit stop between clubs — if the neon entrance bracelet she was wearing was any indication, her partying had started earlier that night.