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The "Riot Hyatt," the West Hollywood hotel famed for hosting rock stars in the '60s and '70s, is about to reopen as the Andaz. As befits the place where Keith Richards used to hurl TV sets out the window, the hotel wants its staff members to dress according to their own personal style—but it also clearly doesn't trust them to clothe themselves appropriately, since it's brought in a stylist to help.
Under the stylists' watchful eyes, staffers got to choose among collections by local designers like Velvet by Graham & Spencer and Vince, a situation that's left us a flummoxed. Is this a) awesome, because the staffers get to wear great local clothing? Or b) humiliating, because the hotel is forcing its employees to pretend they're expressing themselves through outfits that are still basically uniforms? The Style Council would argue the latter: "Could Los Angeles possibly get more superficial?" they ask. Thoughts?
· 'Riot House' Style Makeover... [WWD]
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