Monday, July 07, 2008


L’Uomo Vogue 40th Anniversary Party. One of the best parties of the season was given by Giampaolo Grandi, president of Italian Conde Nast in honor of Franca Sozzani, editor in chief, of Italian Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue for the 40th Anniversary of the Men’s fashion magazine. In the photograph, Guccis Frida Giannini, Franca Sozzani and Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast International Ltd.

Beatrice and Matilda Borromeo

Franca Sozzani, Adrien Brody and Elsa Pataky

Michele Lupi, Carla Sozzani and Anna Piaggi

The first Italian top models: Alberta Tibuzzi and Isa Stoppi
Note: the jewels - WOW!

Janet Jackson

Mother and Daughter: Allegra Beck and Donatella Versace

Mother and Daughter: Gaia Lucchini and Gisella Borioli. It was Gaia’s father, Flavio Lucchini who first created L’Uomo Vogue forty years ago.

Mother and Daughter:
Manuela and Alice Pavesi

Mother and Daughter: Consuelo and Carolina Castiglioni

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler

Matteo Marzotto and Roberto Cavalli

L’Uomo Vogue 40th Anniversary Party. Italian Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue creative director, Luca Stoppini is not only the best art director, he is also a very talented artist and photographer, in his own right. Luca magnificently designed the 40th anniversary edition of L’Uomo Vogue picking the coolest shots over the past forty years, “Thank you Luca, for my double page spread of Terence Stamp.” Luca also designed the spectacular exhibition of the Italian men’s mag. at Palazzo Litta. In the gilded and stuccoed salons of the baroque eighteenth century palazzo, he set up diagonal mirrored walls where “ticker tape” images, taken from the magazine, flowed slowly and where reflected on an opposite plain mirrored wall. These sets reminded me of a modern day version of the hall of mirrors in Versailles.

Noona Smith Petersen and Luchino Visconti

Anna Zegna, Sibilla della Gherardesca and Bucci Norsa

Osanna e Giangaleazzo Visconti di Modrone e Marie Brandolini d'Adda

Dean and Dan Caten with Astrid Munoz and Ester Canadas

L’Uomo Vogue 40th Anniversary Party – detail. The candlelight gala dinner took pace in the cloisters of the courtyard of Palazzo Litta. A very long table went all the way round. The décor was spectacular, very chic and very Vogue.

Luisa Beccaria, Cecila Colussi Rossi, Consuelo e Carolina Castiglioni

Georgia Gay

Vincent Darre, Frida Giannini and Stefano Tonchi

Mariuccia Casadio and Jack Pierson

Uberta Zambelletti

Kris Rhus and Carla Sozzani

A detail. A detail of Kris Rhus’s one of a kind, knuckle dusters.

Serge of Yugoslavia and Stefan Bartlett

Mario Bellini

Eva Herzigova

Emanuela Schmeidler and Diego della Valle

L’Uomo Vogue 40th Anniversary Party – detail. A detail of a place setting at the gala dinner of L’Uomo Vogue's 40th anniversary party, held in the suggestive courtyard of Palazzo Litta.
: the individual glass of crudities and the little dish of baby mozzarella, placed by each table setting. These amuse bouche are a great idea, ideal to munch on while you wait for dinner to be served, instead of eating the whole bread basket, as is so often the case.
Contessanally tip: Click on photo to enlarge it.
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