Valentino Celebrates His Virtual Museum With A Real Life Party

Valentino is having quite the week, and we’re happy to be along for the ride. On Monday we attended a press conference at MoMA to get the details on the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, and last night we feted the project with the designer and his fancy friends.

Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti played host yesterday evening at the IAC Building, which was done up in red lights for the event. The well-heeled crowd was filled with fashion and art types dressed up in their best duds…eating macaroni ‘n’ cheese from a buffet. We’ve been to many such events, but this was a first! (And a welcome one at that.)

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick ate their food on white couches next to the designer, who was busy chatting up a Valentino-clad Claire Danes. Fashion party staples Daphne Guinness, Rachel Zoe, and Olivia Palermo were also on hand, as was Courtney Love. We especially appreciated the fact that men with umbrellas (red umbrellas, of course) escorted guests from cars to the door and vice versa, so as to lessen the effects of the torrential downpour. Yes, last night confirmed something we already knew: Valentino is one classy dude.


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