Anglomania Hits L.A.

You may have heard there's a wedding tomorrow. And as such, Anglomania has swept the world. The kickoff of BritWeek at the British Consul General's house in L.A. was a bigger deal than usual — and even brought out a few Brits.

Anglomania Hits L.A.

American Idol singer Haley Reinhart goes as American as apple pie in this BBQ-ready frock.


Anglomania Hits L.A. Julia Ormond, meanwhile, brings a dash of classic French chic.

Anglomania Hits L.A. Zandra Rhodes totally steals the show in a getup worthy of some kind of benign sorceress.

Anglomania Hits L.A. Daniel Bedingfield goes all 90's London-fashion on us in mixed plaids.

Anglomania Hits L.A. Patricia Heaton, kind of in nanny-drag for the occasion. (I'm thinking of the parade of applicants Mary Poppins blows away. Literally.)

Anglomania Hits L.A. Lady Victoria Hervey will come to the opening of an envelope, seemingly — in something slinky — so obviously she's at BritWeek, in her bodycon best.

Anglomania Hits L.A. Jacqueline Bisset is crisp and cool in a kurti. Dare one use the word..."Class?"

Anglomania Hits L.A. I'm kind of over animal-print, but like that Lousie Griffiths goes all out — cheetah and bling and full-length.

Anglomania Hits L.A. What? Some people like their dresses to evoke creeping fungus.