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For its second edition of Cars & Fashion, the biannual L.A. Fashion Week once again took over the at the Petersen Automotive Museum to kick off its fall/winter '19 runway show. Headlined by New York-based Indian-American designer Naeem Khan (who has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, among others) and L.A.-based Walter Collection (which counts Beyonce, J. Lo, and Mariah Carey among his superfans), the festivities drew a mix of industry insiders and local social media influencers.

Guests were greeted on a red carpet covered in red roses as a saxophonist echoed through the historic institution's enclosed front steps. Inside, there was no shortage of drinks, photo booths, and classic cars for partygoers to scope out, including a ’57 Ferrari Testa Rossa, ’32 Ford Ray Brown Roadster, and a ’34 Ford Coupe just steps away from the runway.

Walter Collection's fall/winter '19 runway show at L.A. Fashion Week Friday, March 22 at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Following a warm welcome by U.K.-based fashion and lifestyle expert and event host Kalee Hewlett, Walter Collection designers Walter Mendez and Ryan Patros opened their show with transgender model Tokyo Stylez, who strutted the catwalk fiercely in a pink tulle gown. The collection was full of decidedly feminine dresses in pastel pinks and blues, velvet and shimmery bodysuits, and oversized floppy hats, while floral pieces decorated models' hair buns.

Then it was time for Khan, who showcased a host of festival-friendly designs with rockstar-chic outfits: Think swingy fringe, glittering bold stripes, and lace accents. Globally-inspired embroidered details and draped multicolored resort wear dresses were instant hits among the crowd.

Naeem Khan's fall/winter '19 runway show at L.A. Fashion Week Friday, March 22 at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Following the shows, stylish attendees were invited to an afterparty at the museum’s penthouse, where they enjoyed breathtaking city views and modern architectural details that make the landmark an L.A. staple.

Over the last few years, Los Angeles has been the choice to host runway shows for grand fashion houses, including Tom Ford at Milk Studios in 2015, Saint Laurent at the Hollywood Palladium in 2016, Rodarte at The Huntington Library in February, and Christian Cowan in DTLA earlier this month. (And soon, yet another YSL show in June, this time led by Anthony Vaccarello.)

See more looks from last week's fall/winter '19 LAFW show and scroll through the gallery above.

Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

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