THE BIG NIGHT: Various crowned heads and blue bloods of Europe turned out in force for Valentino’s — don’t ask the age — birthday party on Sunday night at Giancarlo Giammetti’s mega-flat in London’s Cadogan Square. Guests included Crown Prince and Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece, Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Gloria von Thurn und Taxis and Alexandra von Furstenberg. Tabloid royals Elizabeth Hurley and Elle Macpherson showed up, too, to wish a happy birthday to Val and sing along with R&B crooner Dorothy, who was performing. The flat was festooned with silver balloons, and guests dined on pasta and fresh mozzarella flown in for the bash.
NANCY’S NIGHT: It was a big weekend for Los Angeles philanthropist Nancy Davis. On Friday night, the charity event she founded with Tommy Hilfiger, the Race to Erase MS, celebrated its 10th anniversary at Century Plaza Hotel, featuring entertainment by Motown greats The Four Tops and Eric Benet. The benefit, which raised $2.3 million for the Nancy Davis Center Without Walls, bringing the total raised for multiple sclerosis research to $20 million in 10 years, drew loyal supporters Kelsey Grammar, Tom Arnold, Tony Danza, Anjelica Huston and Steve and Jamie Tisch. The next night, Davis celebrated her 44th birthdaywith a dinner at her parents Marvin and Barbara Davis’ Beverly Hills estate, The Knoll, and she announced that she and husband Kenny Rickles are expecting their first child (Davis has three boys from a previous marriage), a girl named Isabella, fittingly, on Thanksgiving Day.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"