All You Need Is Now
Yesterday afternoon, the mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, presented Duran Duran with a style icon award. The mayor is clearly a John Taylor girl, judging by the way she monopolized the dashing bass player at the Teatro Dal Verme, where Hogan's Diego Della Valle and Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani threw a dinner party in the band's honor last night. Afterward, Simon Le Bon and the boys returned the favor with a set of old and new songs.
Fendi treated some of the same fashion insiders to a Duran Duran concert in Paris last October, but as the band's upcoming album says, All You Need Is Now. From the way the crowd jammed into the aisles, it looked like everyone who got an invitation turned up, and then some. Anna Dello Russo couldn't sit down, not because of the crush but on account of her House of Worth tutu. "It also comes in handy if there's anyone I don't want to kiss," she laughed. Donatella Versace sat in the third row with her daughter Allegra—that is, until the band launched into their monster hit "Rio," which had her bopping up and down in her corset dress. Versace, for the record, is a Simon girl.