Toasting Jeremy Scott's Triumphant Moschino Debut, Giancarlo Giammetti, and Prada's Iconoclasts
Any night of Milan fashion week, the bar at the Principe Hotel is thumping with oontz oontz beats. Last night was different. Franca Sozzani was throwing a little party for Giancarlo Giammetti and his big book, Private, and the likes of Pat McGrath, Joan Smalls, and Georgia May Jagger turned up to raise a glass (or several) with Giammetti and his business partner Valentino Garavani. With partygoers sitting down in the leather booths to eat small passed plates of risotto and penne, there was a real family feeling to the evening. Page through Giammetti's giant tome and a similar sensibility comes across—only Giammetti and Garavani's tribe eats meals cooked by personal chefs in Gstaad and on Garavani's yacht, the T.M. Blue One.
Over at the branch of Da Giacomo that looks out onto the Duomo, meanwhile, Milan's newest tribe was gathering. Jeremy Scott, the freshly appointed creative director of Moschino, was celebrating his barnstorming first collection for the Italian label with supporters like Leigh Lezark and Katy Perry. Stealing the show, though, was model Lily McMenamy, who was vamping for anyone with a camera or an iPhone in one of the designer's dresses, a straight-off-the-catwalk number inspired by a Budweiser can. Cheers.