Raising glasses brimming with champagne and pomegranate, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana celebrated their first 10 years in the business with a sumptuous Sicilian banquet after their Milan show last week.
“It feels like we started yesterday,” said Gabbana, scribbling signatures for fans and friends in the commemorative book, “10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana,” published by Mondadori.
Assorted supermodels, fashion editors and local celebs turned up for the festa, where tables laden with everything from pasta to pastries drew almost as much attention as the designers.
“Oh, it’s OK, it’s all vegetarian,” said Monica Bellucci, serving herself a hearty portion.
Although they’ve since moved on to Paris, most members of the fashion flock missed the first Bal du Jeudi (Thursday Ball) at the city’s Pavillon Ledoyen. Homero Machry, the Brazilian party organizer, plans to throw a ball there on the last Thursday of every month. “There will always be a godmother/diva hosting each event,” said Machry. The debut evening was hosted by socialite Marie de Luynes, who — in glove-tight HervA Leger — mingled with such guests as Eric de Rothschild, Michel Klein, Kenzo, Jacques Grange, Jean-Yves and Eleanore Lanvin, Hortensia Visconti and Ines Sastre.
Francoise Lacroix, designer Christian’s wife, is slated to host the March fete.
“Christian suggested it and I thought, well, why the hell not?” said Machry. “She has the most fabulous red hair. So dramatic, darling!”