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Front Row at Giambattista Valli

Sarah Close, Cordelia de Castellane, Lee Radziwill and Bianca Brandolini were among the socials at the show.

CLOSE CALL: Social media propelled young singer-songwriter Sarah Close from belting out cover versions on YouTube to the front row of Paris couture. “It’s been a big whirlwind,” the 19-year-old Brit enthused, escorted to her seat at Giambattista Valli after being introduced to Emma Watson.


Close said she’s started recording and hopes to start releasing original material next year, describing her music as electronic in the vein of Banks, one of her idols.


Cordelia de Castellane, Lee Radziwill and Bianca Brandolini were among the socials at the show. Rebecca Carcelle traded hair tips with Becca Cason Thrash, with the latter advising: “When I have a bad hair day, I just put on more jewelry.”