(Actress Julie Bowen [above left] and actress Jenna Elfman. All photos by Getty Images for P.S. Arts)There was a moment during LA Modernism's Friday night Opening Party, somewhere between ogling the "atoms for peace" prints on display from Berkeley's Vintage European Posters and the 1960s Cocobolo Arm Chairs at San Diego's Ambianic booth, that we could have sworn we spied Mad Men's Roger Sterling swoop in to grab an elegant three-headed brass table lamp. As it turns out, the silver fox with his eye on the retro fixture was none other than Ted Danson, but you'll forgive us if the atmosphere—heady with starburst wall clocks and Grace Kelly-perfect frocks (from Palm Springs vintage trove Deja Vu), had us seeing fictional stylish cads.
Danson and his wife, actress Mary Steenburgen (who also owns Santa Monica home boutique Rooms & Gardens), were in good company—the event drew many a high-profile design lover, including actresses Jenna Elfman and Julie Bowen and fashion designer Trina Turk, as well as decorators Peter Dunham and Jeffrey Alan Marks—the event's co-chair. Proceeds went to benefit P.S. ARTS, a local nonprofit dedicated to arts education, and thanks to the midcentury leanings of the night's 800 attendees in combination with the effect of a few Absolut Elyx Vodka and Avion Tequila-spiked cold-pressed Clover juices, more than $200,000 was raised.
(Actress Mary Steenburgen and actor Ted Danson [above left] and actress Ava Deluca-Verley)(A sampling of the 20th century treasures on sale at LA Modernism)(Actress Amanda Righetti [above left] and actor Ben McKenzie and TV personality George Kotsiopoulos)(Stylist Elizabeth Stewart [above left] and fashion designer Trina Turk)