Valentino received the Fashion Institute of Technology's Artistry in Fashion award today at Lincoln Center. I was lucky enough to be seated at the table next to Valentino where there was much air kissing going on. Daphne Guiness was there in towering sparkly shoes, Anna Wintour gave a lovely speech about Valentino and Simon Doonan gave a very funny speech about Valentino's Université of Fabulosité.
Giancarlo Giammetti and I arrived at the same time. The perenially lovely Bill Cunningham was about to take a photo of me in my vintage Valentino Couture when he saw Giancarlo Giammetti and I insisted he photograph Giancarlo (after all, he can take my picture anytime:)
Anna W and Valentino:
Chiu-Ti Jansen wearing Valentino Couture and a Valentino panther belt from RARE vintage at the lunch:
Daphne Guinness beautiful in black and white:
And everyone rises for the King of Couture, Valentino:
Here a kiss, there a kiss, everywhere a kiss kiss. Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino:
Diane Von F and the always beautiful Marisa Berenson:
Looks like somebody's dogs were barking:)
I wish I could whip my hair into a similar confection. Love it. She looks beautiful.
Simon Doonan said, " With Valentino you get the whole package: talent, genius and a ferocious commitment to craft."