NEW YORK — Valentino sure loves his blondes. Although he chose a brunette, Eugenia Volodina, as the face of his new perfume, V, Pamela Anderson, Nicollette Sheridan, London social transplant Alexandra von Furstenberg and newly fair-haired Lindsay Lohan all turned out at the Four Seasons to help him celebrate its launch. Lohan, who looked surprisingly demure in cream Valentino couture, enthused about her upcoming appearance with her favorite band, Coldplay, on the season finale of SNL. “This is my third time hosting SNL. The first time was when I was 17. Now I’m much more comfortable. I feel like I can be silly,” explained Lohan, who was hoping to meet Martin’s better half, Gwyneth Paltrow. “Chris Martin was like, ‘Can we listen to “Rumors”?’ And I was like, ‘I can’t believe you know the name of my single!'”
While Lohan arrived promptly at eight, a glammed-up crowd of the usual social suspects, including Lauren duPont, Marina Rust and Jennifer Creel, filtered in through the evening. The Four Seasons restaurant space was outfitted as a discotheque for the night, complete with moody lighting. As Valentino and his entourage settled into dinner in one of the booths, Diane von Furstenberg chatted with former daughter-in-law Alexandra before heading out to the country later that night. “It’s a drive I’ve done a million times and it’s really a pretty, safe road. Even in the Studio 54 days when I wasn’t quite so…clear,” she laughed.
Giancarlo Giammetti, resplendent in a suit with a bright red shirt, was looking forward to returning to Europe. “New York is so busy. You always feel you have to be out, even at 3 o’clock in the morning, in case you miss something. It’s crazy.”
While most women showed up in touches of red or Valentino gowns, Tiffany Dubin chose a sleek, somber black Lanvin, and eschewed the black and red feather masks handed out at the door.
This story first appeared in the May 23, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
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