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Thursday 21 August 2014

Mischa Barton turns flapper at polo

Mischa Barton arrive late for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA

Mischa Barton may have been dressed like a flapper but the actress certainly wasn't in a flap about arriving on time for Veuve Clicquot's exclusive polo event in Los Angeles.

After keeping photographers waiting for hours, the former OC star eventually turned up just as the final whistle blew at end of the posh polo match, sporting a particularly unflattering calf-length black and white dress, complete with feather headband.

She may have missed most of the action but plenty of other stars came out to celebrate the return of polo to the West Coast of America, including Johnny Lee Miller, Brittany Snow and Minnie Driver. Since the sport hasn't really been played in LA since the 1920s, Mishca wasn't the only one who opted to dress up.

"To be honest I think we've lost so much of [the Hollywood glamour]," stylist Rachel Zoe explained.

"You can pretty much wear jeans to a black tie [event] at this point, I feel like when we're forced to dress up it's so much fun," she said.

Actress Minnie Driver admitted she loved the chance to feel like she was back in Britain for the day.

"I [get to] hang out with my English mates here in America and do something we normally do in England, so I like that," she laughed.

Grey's Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams was hoping to see if polo might be a sport he should try one day.

"It's the balance issue with polo, I'll find out today if I think it's something I can do," he said.

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