As the anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death approaches, steps have been taken to safeguard his remains. The late designer’s ashes have been transferred temporarily from a small cemetery on Lake Como to the Versace family’s Villa Fontanelle nearby.
Local officials said they were concerned that the anniversary, on July 15, might draw crowds of Versace fans, or that someone might try to break into the small mausoleum where the ashes have been kept since last year.
There is no security at the cemetery, and vandals have already tried to force their way into the mausoleum. Masses will be held in Miami and Milan next month to mark the anniversary
Call it the D&G disco. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana opened the doors on their latest venture Sunday night when they invited some 1,200 partygoers to Post Garage, their sprawling nightclub in Legnano, a half-hour outside of Milan. The extravaganza followed the designers’ men’s wear show in Milan earlier that day. With four bars, three dance floors and even a pool table, the club is done in classic Dolce & Gabbana style — zebra-printed sofas, Sicilian ceramics, red velvet drapes and gilded mirrors.
There’s a new king of France. With Paris in the grip of World Cup fever, the 21-year-old Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo is the toast of the city. The diminutive footballer’s smiling face is everywhere — showing up on magazine covers, posters and T-shirts. And Ronaldo himself is hardly shy. Between matches, he’s been making the rounds of hip restaurants, posing for the cameras and handing out autographs to an ever-present pack of panting fans, male and female alike.