Ferretti Celebrates a New Demi-Couture Collection
boyfriend proposed to her at Christmas on Palm Beach,
just north of Sydney, she threw him in the sea. She's a big girl, so she
can do things like that to a guy. "Is that a no?" he asked plaintively. No,
it was a yes.
Alberta Ferretti has offered to make the wedding dress. But
that's not why Lake was on Ferretti's catwalk last night. Rather, she was
one of the glamorous bloggers who'd been picked to send a message with
Ferretti's "demi-couture." At the post-show dinner at Bistrot Giacomo,
Ferretti was playing humble. "I couldn't pretend to do alta moda [haute couture]," she said, "but I feel confident to meet it
Hence, demi-couture. And that's why she was looking for new personalities: "a new communication," she called it. Her new communicators were conga-ing noisily through the restaurant at one point, but you can get away with that kind of thing when you're New Jazz Age babies. What was more impressive was the silver-foxiness of the alto Milanese on a Friday night out. They're so damn good-looking—and good at being with their friends—that it's enough to make a wound-up-tight Anglo-Saxon feel bereft.