WHEN IN ROMANIA: “It is such an extraordinary place,” model-cum-actress Audrey Marnay, dressed in a black vintage Thirties dress, marveled about the Romanian Embassy, where Dior’s fine jewelry designer, Victoire de Castellane, feted the launch of her signature jewelry-cum-objets d’arts, made in collaboration with Larry Gagosian’s gallery in Paris. Marnay said she was off to the South of France to shoot the next Longchamp campaign.
Guests including designers Bruno Frisoni, Peter Dundas and Vanessa Bruno wandered from room to room, from a dusty old theater space where a Roma band played, to a dining room where a flower-covered table proffered mountainous bowls of exotic fruit and candy. “I think I once almost showed here when I was at Ungaro,” said Dundas, noting that the capsule collection of men’s wear that he just showed in Milan for Emilio Pucci was designed with him in mind. “I find it really difficult to find clothes I like,” he said.
Anja Rubik, attending with her boyfriend Sasha Knezevic, said she’s working on the re-launch of her magazine, 25. “We are hoping for a September launch,” she said, before slipping off like Cinderella to get some shut eye.