LAST SUPPER: For a fashion event in Milan, it doesn’t get much more impressive than the Casa Degli Atellani, a private residence located opposite the Santa Maria Delle Grazie, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Louis Vuitton hosted its own special dinner there Saturday night to honor Luchino Visconti di Modrone, ambassador of the house’s new made-to-order shoe service for men.
The luxury service will enter the brand’s renovated store on Via Montenapoleone on Sept. 23, followed by Shanghai and Sydney by the end of the year. Clients can compose their own shoe choosing from six different shoe styles, four soles, including a style boasting technically complex Norwegian stitching, three different types of instep and eight leathers, including ostrich and python. The customer can also choose to have initials or digits inscribed on the inside of the shoe. Sample designs were on show at the event.
André Saraiva, the graffiti artist and nightclub entrepreneur, said he’s due to present a short movie, sponsored by Weston, during Paris men’s fashion week on Wednesday. He’s also designed a new uniform for staff at his Le Bain nightclub at New York’s Standard hotel in collaboration with iconic French nautical clothing brand, Saint-James. Plus, as the newly tapped creative director of l’Officiel Hommes magazine, he’s working on the title’s September edition. “I didn’t realize what hard work it would be,” he sighed. The magazine’s new fashion director, Tom Guinness, also attended the dinner.
Director Gianluca Migliarotti said he’s just wrapped a documentary based on the Neapolitan tailoring tradition, titled “Master.” Visconti di Modrone said he recently hooked up with the director to make a documentary about his favorite Milanese barber, Franco Bompieri. “It’s an incredible place, it’s close to the Teatro alla Scala and has long served Milanese aristocracy and bourgeoisie, all of the artists who to the Scala go there,” said Visconti di Modrone, adding that he has just taken his nine-month-old son there for his first haircut.