Giancarlo Giammetti turned out to support Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, after panning their January couture collection on Facebook. “Sometimes in life, you don’t agree with your son or your daughter, but they are still your son or daughter,” said Giammetti, Valentino’s longtime business partner. “I always will support this company,” he vowed, adding that his online comment was intended to remain private. “Someone leaked it to the press.” Rie Rasmussen said she was in town to promote the French release of “Human Zoo,” her first feature film as director, and was garnering inspiration for future characters from fashion shows. Playing ambassador to Brazil, Georgina Brandolini said she plans to host two dinners in Paris and Milan at the end of April for São Paulo-based shopping mall Iguatemi, with a view to luring more European brands. “I want to make it the most European shopping mall in Brazil. The country is so rich and powerful — European and American brands have to be there,” she explained.
March 9, 2010