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The Party Legends Are Born From

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by James Field

To close the Fall 2011 Haute Couture season, Supermodel Natalia Vodianova hosted her “White Fairy Tale Love Ball” at the Valentino estate outside of Paris. The goal of the event was to raise money for her Naked Heart Foundation, which has already built 60 playgrounds in 44 Russian cities. The night was a true successes ranking in over $3 Million dollars for the charity. The little red riding hood inspired gown Natalia wore, was custom-made by Mr Valentino and was the first dress he has made since his retirement in 2008. The event also was topped off with a Fashion show which featured 45 custom dresses created by Olivier Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, and many more designers including Valentino. The main thing that inspired me and made me smile, and was the most magical, were the guest. Everyone from Hamish Bowles to Daphne Guinness, to every heiress, socialite and dignitary you can imagine was in attendance. After all, when Mr Valentino throws a ball at his Château you don’t decline. Below are some of my favorite memorable guest of the night…

Mario Testino

Olivia Palermo in Valentino Couture

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Couture Fall 2000 & Carine Roitfeld

Anne Hathaway in Valentino Couture

Anna Dello Russo in Roberto Cavalli

Christian Louboutin

Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti

Carine Roitfeld in Givenchy Couture

Suzy Menkes & Grace Coddington



It was a true fairy tale. Now this is Fashion…