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Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani on Wednesday hosted a dinner to honor Michael Kors and celebrate the opening of his boutique in Milan’s central shopping strip Corso Vittorio Emanuele this fall.

“In the Eighties, my astrologer told me I would be traveling to Italy and returning to the country several times a year for years,” said Kors. The accuracy of this prediction, which at first baffled the designer, cemented the relationship between the two, anchoring many more years of fortune telling, recounted Kors, whose apparel is produced by Gibò SpA.

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The Italian manufacturer’s chief executive officer Franco Pené was among the guests at the event, held at the gentlemen’s club Circolo del Giardino, as were Jonathan Newhouse, models Bar Refaeli and Carmen Kass, Roberto Cavalli group ceo Gianluca Brozzetti, Pitti Immagine ceo Raffaello Napoleone, Italy’s stock exchange ceo Raffaele Jerusalmi, Osanna Visconti di Modrone, and Havas Media Group ceo in Italy, Isabelle Harvie-Watt Clavarino.

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