And now the race has begun--but not for the SAGs, Oscars or seeming hundreds of other awards. The real contest is who looks best at the ceremonies, and we've discovered a new dress shop that's got you covered.
Katharine Kidd is a new jewel box of a boutique on San Vicente in Brentwood. It's next to classic Cali casual-wear purveyors Madison and Ron Herman, but it couldn't be more different. Kidd's stuff is über-girlie: Silver wallpaper is set off by a circular velvet couch and chandelier. Racks of her silk dresses stand like princesses in groups of silver, black, white and pistachio.
Most dresses cost between $500 and $1,000 and are knee-length, a more modern and versatile length than floor (though Kidd is happy to create custom longer versions). We're impressed by the designer's ability to create structured attire--such as the gray mesh-and-lace dress worn recently by Emmy Rossum--that's equally flattering and comfortable.
Katharine Kidd, 11677 San Vicente Blvd.; 310-442-6000 or katharinekidd.com