Milan, Sunday 22nd June 2008. What better occasion that Milan’s fashion week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Men’s Vogue? The “Super VIP” party was organized by Franca Sozzani, currently the director of this famous fashion magazine, which was launched in 1967 by Lucchini. An “Icon’s Directory” exhibition was set up by Vogue’s art director, Luca Stoppini, at the site of the party, in order to illustrate the history of the magazine.
Palazzo Litta, one of the most representative Baroque buildings in the centre of Milan, hosted this unique event. Some of the most famous representatives of world’s jet set where present at the dinner, including:
Adrien Brody, Naomi Campbell, Lapo Elkann, Rupert Everett, Adriano Giannini, John Malkovich, Claudia Schiffer, Tilda Swinton, Janet Jackson, and so many more. Among them, of course, were the fashion designers Giorgio Armani and Donatella Versace, all in line on the red carpet waiting for the celebrations to begin at 8:30. In spite of the extremely hot evening, and the Italy vs. Spain European championship football match, numerous fans and photographers gathered together in front of the main entrance hoping to catch a picture of their favourite star.
As everyone knows, Italians, including VIPs, are mad for football, so for those guests that were anxious to follow the match a big screen was placed in one of the halls. Among the predictable fans were Lapo Elkan, Santo Versace, the brothers Della Valle, even some of elegant ladies in long evening dresses where stuck to the screen, cheering for the Italian team. So in this special atmosphere the aperitivo time grew longer and longer, and the heat was rising from minute to minute, caused not only by the match but also by the hundreds of candles arranged on magnificent tables. And despite Italy’s loss to Spain, the celebration continued late into the night, with guests toasting, dancing, and having fun.
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