Women’s Wear Daily
04.23.2014
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Fine Feathered Friends

A gala dinner Monday night to celebrate the retired Roman couturier's solo exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs.

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PARIS - "Valentino always teases me about my sequins and feathers," Daphne Guinness sighed at a gala dinner Monday night to celebrate the retired Roman couturier's solo exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs. So does she tease him back? " I couldn't possibly, he's too wonderful," she replied, smoothing hersnug, white and feather-free Valentino couture dress, and chirping,"Someone's clipped my wings."

A flock of fashion's finest ­ including Betty Catroux, Gloria von Thurn undTaxis, Georgina Brandolini, Charlotte Casaraghi and crew - came to view the exhibition and feast on white asparagus and roast lamb surrounded by the museum's rich assortments of Art Nouveau boiseries. "It's Barry Lyndon allover again," Carlos Souza yelped to Marisa Berenson as the lights weredimmed dramatically. The actress revealed she's in the midst of compiling photographs for an upcoming autobiography and has been scouring photolibraries in New York for pictures of "all the people I love and admire."

Valentino's successor, Alessandra Facchinetti, wearing a gray dress from her debut Valentino runway collection, said she's gearing up for her first couture collection in July and would stage two shows at the Roman brand's palatial showrooms in Place Vendome.

Even though she attended Valentino's retrospective in Rome last year,Claudia Schiffer couldn't tear herself away from the 225 gowns on display."You could sit there for hours and hours. The detail," marveled the busy supermodel, next off to New York for a shoot for Italian Vogue.

Ditto for Natalia Vodianova. "I'm a girl. I'm weak in front of beautiful dresses," she said, noting she's off to Florence to walk in Diane vonFurstenberg's cruise show on Wednesday.
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