Milan: Vionnet Boutique Opening. Vionnet opened its new Milan flagship boutique in Palazzo Premoli on Corso Monforte, just round the corner from Piazza San Babila. The store presents a showcase of the world of Vionnet as well as homage to the brand’s legendary founder, MadeleineVionnet. Barbara and Lucia Croce, creative directors of Vionnet, collaborated to ensure that the powerful influence of Madeleine Vionnet has infused every element of the 220 square meter space. Rigorous lines coupled with rich materials, like marble and brass; refer back to the renowned Parisian atelier of Avenue Montaigne opened by Vionnet, a potent reference of French fashion from 1912 until 1939. Carefully honed details reference the work of Thayaht, the Italian Futurist who’s artistic and design collaboration with Vionnet spanned two decades.
Above: One of the dresses from 2012 Spring-Summer collection, inspired by femininity and a magical trip into the meanders of an enchanted garden where romanticism meets irony, and flashes of nocturnal languor combine with the unbridled vitality of luxuriant nature.
Vionnet's president Matteo Marzotto
Vionnet's creative directors Lucia and Barbara Croce
partners with Matteo Marzotto in Vionnet, Gianni and Carolina Castiglioni
Wallpaper Magazine's Ursula Geisselmann, editor Tony Chambers, Eve Kalinik and Nick Vinson
Design scout extraordinaire Marva Griffin and the only interior designer to be included in AD's top 100, Roberto Peregalli
Busy and beautiful, You boutique owner (Torino) which sells emerging designers, blogger for Grazia.it and beauty blogger for Dolce and Gabbana's blog Swide, Eleonora Carisi.
refreshing and dietetic crudites served in a small glass with just a tiny bit of dressing in the bottom.
anchor for World Fashion Channel Kasia Borowicz
International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes is photographed with Valentino's creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Pr and art director Marcelo Burlon. I love the jets embroidery on his shirt and jacket.
Gaetano and Albertina Marzotto
detail of a baguette bag
Antonella Rana daughter of Giovanni Rana of the "tortellini" dynasty.
Melba Ruffo di Calabria
Milanese grand dame Cicci Locatelli
Hair stylist Alberto Corda, Marta Marzotto and Albertina Marzotto
Marta's dolphin "bangle" in morganite, diamonds and rubies, like her personality she designs exuberant jewels.
Wait and See's Uberta Zambelletti and Pitti's Sibilla della Gherardesca
Carlotta Oddi is Anna dello Russo's assistant at Vogue Japan. Love the combination of leather, lace leggings and mini Gucci bag.
Vogue.it's Cesare Cunaccia and Marta Brivio Sforza
mozzarella and pomodoro kebabs