While some guests, such as Olivia Chantecaille and Marielle Safra, sought out the Parisians for a little taste of L’Italia — Chantecaille wore Dior, Safra chose Chanel — others vanno fa’ l’americano. Gilles Mendel was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in his designs for J. Mendel, while Zani Gugelmann showed up in a stunning red column by Oscar de la Renta and Tara Subkoff, just back from Tortola and bemoaning her sunburned legs, went with a sparkling “vintage Imitation of Christ.”
Also participating in the live auction — which featured a loaner Maserati (the evening’s sponsor) for the weekend — were Coralie Charriol, who rode to the party in one of the cars; Adelina Wong; Alexandra Lind Rose; Faraone Mennella jewelry designer Amedeo Scognamiglio, who was supporting Venice even though he hails from Torre del Greco; Nina Griscom, and Jazz Johnson.
“I had the baby two-and-a-half weeks ago,” Johnson said of her new daughter, Wilhelmina. “She’s already gained a pound.”