Valentino will open a shop near Monte Carlo’s Hotel de Paris this Friday, and Georgina Brandolini will throw a cocktail party to mark the occasion. Guests are expected to include Prince Albert of Monaco, Kyril and Rosario Bulgaria, Helmut and June Newton, Marina Nafi, Roberto Rossellini, Paola Traboulsi and Marina Palma. The party will be followed by dinner aboard The Chic’s boat — T.M. Blue. One invited guest, Karl Lagerfeld, still hasn’t replied.
Lynn Wyatt is back on the Cote d’Azur and will give one of her legendary birthday parties on July 16. Wyatt didn’t take a house there last year — or have her famous party — so she promises to make up for it this time. The theme is silver and gold.
“It makes sense, since so many clothes are that shade,” drawled the exotic Texan, still talking about her recent trip to the Orient. Expected guests include Joan Collins, Roger and Luisa Moore, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Josephine Hart and Maurice Saatchi.
Sao Schlumberger’s old Rue Ferou home has languished on the market for months, but she’s still been able to earn some pin money from it. While John Galliano borrowed the place to use as an atelier this spring, Schlumberger has been renting it out to others. Pamela Hanson shot a fashion spread for British Vogue in June, and a feature film will be made there this summer. The going rate? $1,500 a day.
Maryll and Bernard Lanvin chose an unusual time to celebrate the engagement of their son Jean-Yves to 18-year-old beauty Eleanore du Bos. The event was in the Lanvin chateau, 100 miles from Paris, and the fact that it was a Saturday lunch didn’t stop David and Olimpia de Rothschild, Eric and Beatrice de Rothschild, Jean and Sandy d’Yturbe, Sao Schlumberger, Ann-Marie de Ganay and Gilles Dufour from flocking there. The party was decorated by Pierre Celeyron, who used geese as a theme. Each table had a bird covered in carnations, “to match the Lalanne sculptures in the garden,” Celeyron explained.
Rumors have been spreading like wildfire that Linda Evangelista is expecting a child. The supermodel, who was dining at the trendy La Maison in Paris the other night with Michel Klein, flatly denied it.