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Front Row at Giambattista Valli

Elettra Wiedemann and Leigh Lezark were among those in the front row at the designer's fall show.

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WWDStyle issue 03/08/2011

MAY I HELP YOU?: Bianca Brandolini d’Adda usually has her pick of designer duds, but in her new movie, the tables are turned. The socialite and aspiring actress, who took in the Giambattista Valli show, said she plays a sales assistant for Prada in “I Love You Too Much to Tell You,” a romantic comedy from Italian director Marco Ponti. “It was fun, actually, to act in a real shop,” Brandolini d’Adda said of her scene, which was shot at the Prada store on Via Condotti in Rome.

Valli’s front row also included Lee Radziwill, Virginie Ledoyen, Mélanie Thierry and Charlotte Dellal, who said she collaborated with milliner Victoria Grant on a capsule collection of hats to go with her fall Charlotte Olympia shoe line. “My starting point was Agatha Christie this season,” said Dellal, who is known for her collection of unusual headgear. Case in point: the Marie Mercié hat she wore to the show, which was shaped like a hand in a leopard-print glove.

Elettra Wiedemann is taking some time off after completing her master’s degree and launching her charity One Frickin Day. Include her modeling contracts for Lancôme and other brands, and it adds up to a taxing schedule. “It was a really intense year,” she reflected. “I mean, I live in New York and I’ve only been in New York about three weeks this whole year.” Not that this has quelled her wanderlust: Wiedemann is planning trips to Iceland and British Columbia next.