Alberta Ferretti*

Los Angeles, California

The Alberta Ferretti boutique caters to celebrity clientele and red carpet events. The shopping experience is dramatized by acrylic walls inset with the razor sharp lines of stainless-steel waves. Custom bust forms and shelves magnetize to lacquered-steel walls, while mannequins and petal-shaped tables delicately pin into the terrazzo flooring. A ribbon of shot pinned blackened stainless-steel and glass storefront wraps the existing building skin and parking lot. Posh shoppers can relax in the VIP lounge, which is complete with its own fitting room.

* Gruen Associates is the Executive Architect in association with the Design Architect.