Party Time (Pigeons Welcome)
After the fifth day of the Milan shows, it was tempting to crawl into bed, order room service, and channel-surf until the Oscar broadcast started at 2 a.m. local time. But then we would’ve missed Angela Missoni’s dinner party, and you don’t want to miss one of those. Why? There’s the legendary Missoni hospitality, for starters. And, of course, there’s the bacalao, the prosciutto crudo, the smoky risotto, and the wine. Lots of wine. Then there’s the chance to watch fashion’s jeunesse dorée—Giovanna Battaglia, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Fiona Scarry, and Margherita and Teresa Missoni, included—let its collective hair down. Last night, they all had to wait until the family patriarch, Tai Missoni, who’s just turned 90, left the premises. The stereo was turned on shortly before 11, and that’s when Josefine Pigeon made her entrance wearing Fall 2011 Missoni. After Paris, she’s headed to Carnival in Rio. If you’re down that way and looking for a fun party, keep an eye out for the bird in the Carmen Miranda hat.
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