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Friends of Valentino Garavani Celebrate His New Book With A Dinner At Christie’s

Monday, November 10, 2014
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At Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday night, November 7th, friends of the legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani gathered for a dinner–amongst iconic paintings by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Ed Ruscha–to celebrate his new book VALENTINO: At the Emperor’s Table, published by Assouline. The book is a stunning visual and written account of the world of Valentino, the emperor not only of fashion but also of the art of living.

In the introduction, fashion editor and friend André Leon Talley writes, “Valentino Garavani designs his luncheons and dinners, in all of his homes, the way he has created crescendos and allegros vivace throughout his forty-plus-year career as one of the greatest haute couture designers and high-fashion leaders in the world.”  “I am in love with beauty,” Valentino admits in the book’s opening. “I have always loved beautiful objects.”

Such guests included Valentino’s longtime partner and Honorary President of the Valentino Fashion House Giancarlo Giammetti, style maven Alexa Chung, fashion designer Carolina Herrera and her husband Reinaldo Herrera, Valentino’s Brand Ambassador Carlos Souza, Moda Operandi’s Founder Lauren Santo Domingo and husband Andres Santo Domingo, Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy and Annie Murphy, socialite and Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton, arts patron and former AVENUE cover-girl Allison Sarofim, editor Hamish Bowles, philanthropist Mercedes Bass, writer Bob Colacello, dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, author Amy Fine Collins, artist Anh Duong, editor André Leon Talley, socialite Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, power couple Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffirphilanthropist Lily Safra, Christie’s Laura Paulson and Loic Gouzer, art dealer Andrew Fabricant, socialite Marjorie Gubelmann, Christie’s Chairman Pedro Girao, Assouline’s Founders Martine and Prosper AssoulinePrincess Firyal of Jordan, the Brant brothers Peter Brant Jr. and Harry Brant, editor Stefano TonchiPrince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, socialite Elettra Weidemann, Princess Madeline of Sweden, editor Margaret Russell, jewelry designer Genevieve Jones, socialite Zani Gugelmann,  shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III and socialite Cornelia Guest.
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