SPANISH STEPS: The heat went to the heads of guests attending the Valentino show Wednesday, with Alber Elbaz playfully posing with his fan and Pedro Almodovar muse Rossy de Palma putting on a flamenco performance as she entered the imposing 19th century Hotel Salomon de Rothschild. She sat next to Clotilde Courau.
“When we can, we have a good time,” said de Palma.
“We’re a bit like that… we get along really well, we speak the same language,” Courau chimed in, leaning into de Palma. The Princess of Venice said she plans to conduct a master class in acting at the Jerusalem Film Festival this summer.
“I know a few, small things,” she said coquettishly.
Dressed in pretty floral dresses by the house, Laetitia Casta and Marisa Berenson kept it cool. As did Kristin Scott Thomas, who remained coy about her first directing project, saying only that it’s in the works. The British cinema star is also acting in a French comedy this summer.
More From Paris Haute Couture Week Fall 2017:
Valentino Couture Fall 2017: Pierpaolo Piccioli called his fall collection “a reflection about the sacred,” and the results were indeed Heaven-sent, as his looks made covered-up evening dressing alluring and cool.
Chanel Couture Fall 2017: Karl Lagerfeld focused on an essential tenet shared by the Eiffel Tower and couture itself: perfection of structure.
Backstage at Christian Dior Couture Fall 2017: Peter Philips and Guido Palau fashioned the beauty look of the show.
Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2017: The collection blended Baroque references and rock ’n’ roll — with a soupçon of 3-D printing.
Iris van Herpen Couture Fall 2017: For her 10th anniversary show, the designer sent out aquatic-themed creations to a performance by underwater group Between Music.