DINNER IS SERVED: Air kissing is still trending, and fortunately so, at Milan Fashion Week.
On Wednesday night, Louis Vuitton threw a dinner reception to fete the retail debut of the Fornasetti collaboration introduced for fall 2021 by artistic director of women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquière.
The French powerhouse took over the frescoed rooms of Palazzo Serbelloni for a dinner for members of the press and influencers, including Anna Dello Russo, Bryan Grey Yambao, also known as Bryanboy, and Susanna Lau, among others.
Tables adorned with compositions of gerberas and Fornasetti plates, no less, were as long as the eye could see.
“Long time no see” was the expression of the night, as guests entertained each other enjoying the mouthwatering dishes conceived by Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco, who made his signature end-of-dinner entrance in the room to greet the audience minutes before Barnaba Fornasetti, son of the brand’s founder, gave a speech thanking Vuitton for the collaboration and event.
Marking the collaboration’s retail debut, the star brand in the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton stable has mounted a range of pop-ins inside its flagship stores in key international cities including London, Paris, New York and Milan. The Milan unit — located at the Via Montenapoleone store — features Fornasetti wallpapers from the Italian artistic atelier, founded in 1940. It will remain open until Sept. 29.
After dinner and just before the first official day of the week ended, guests chilled sitting in the palazzo’s courtyard while listening to a quartet playing arias from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni’ opera in a reloaded version first staged in 2017 and for which Fornasetti has collaborated on the decoration of a fortepiano.