The Departures Guide to Awards Season in L.A.

Red carpet–inspired menus, spa treatments, pop-ups, and more ready Los Angeles for its buzziest season. 

Courtesy Francesco Russo
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Francesco Russo Atelier at Just One Eye

Since launching his eponymous footwear line three years ago, Francesco Russo—who trained at Saint Laurent before becoming the creative director of Sergio Rossi—has quickly become one of the most sought-after red carpet designers. For three weeks leading up to the Oscars, the Italian-born, Paris-based artisan is setting up a made-to-order atelier within cult-favorite luxury retailer Just One Eye to cater to his devoted Hollywood clientele. For the first time, Russo’s covetable custom creations—which incorporate bold colors and exotic skins and usually require a six-week turnaround from his Paris boutique—will be available for L.A. residents in a swift 24 hours, perfect for any last-minute requests. From $2,200; 7000 Romaine St.; 888-563-6858,