The Brands Played On
Belstaff Fêtes Its New Milan Store; Moschino Turns Spotlight on Juergen Teller
Dînatoire? What's a dînatoire? It was the question of the night in Milan, with a pair of overlapping dinners celebrating Belstaff's new store and Juergen Teller's latest exhibition The Girl With the Broken Nose. Dînatoire, it turns out, is a fancy word for buffet. But the virtue of these parties was their casual, drop-in-and-stuff-yourself-silly-with-prosciutto-and-prosecco vibes. At Dal Bolognese, we learned that Martin Cooper, the man who rebuilt Belstaff with its new owner Harry Slatkin in, oh, about a minute, has never, not even once, been on a motorcycle. "If I become a real biker, it may blow the fantasy," he said. The revelation at the party Moschino hosted for Teller at Da Giacomo Arengario was the photographer's garb. Famous for wearing nylon running shorts everywhere, including to the brand's fashion show this morning, he was sporting long pants for once. Why? He had his mum with him.