One of our favorite images from the Valentino extravaganza in Rome this past weekend is this shot of the impeccably coiffed duo of Karl Lagerfeld and Manolo Blahnik admiring the Colosseum by night. For more coverage of Valentino’s 45th anniversary celebrations, see "Best Weekend Ever."
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Madonna was in classic form at the London Live Earth concert on Saturday. The Material Girl wore a slinky black dress as she sang classics like Ray of Light and a new song she wrote specifically for the event, Hey You. Topping off her girl-meets-boy look was a matching fedora—which, on the streets of New York, at least, is shaping up to be the accessory of the season. It’s a trend we can thank another rocker for—Pete Doherty.
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Cat Power performed for a full pool this Saturday at Brooklyn’s favorite summer concert venue, McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg. The singer—known for her sometimes volatile concerts (or lack of concerts, as the case has been)—was well behaved and looked fashionably undone in skinny jeans, white kicks, and an oversize tee. Plenty of the singer’s fringed doppelgängers were in attendance, as well as one fishnet-clad celeb. The girls played it cool in sundry sundresses, while madras plaid—looking distinctly unpreppy against the concrete backdrop—made a tongue-in-check appearance on the boys. For more information on McCarren Park Pool and its summer concert series, visit the Web site www.thepoolparties.com.—Alison Baenen
Photos: Alison Baenen
Greetings from Quebec. Our first stop was beautiful Saratoga, New York, the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Adelphi Hotel. Off to the races! Next up was Montreal. In additon to being Claude’s hometown, it’s a cultural oasis. Here’s a picture of us in front of Habitat ’67, an extraordinary concept-residence built for Expo, the world’s fair of 1967. Last but not least, the residence and compound of artist Dick Walsh in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard in the province’s Laurentian region. Comprised of many buildings, this former Sulpician monks’ retreat includes a fantastic 14-bedroom residence for the monks, another residence for the nuns who take care of them, and our most favorite, a beautiful chapel. Heaven help us!xxx,Brian and Claude
The Valentino weekend extravaganza in Rome has officially started. Earlier today, Valentino Garavani traipsed the red carpet at Museo dell’Ara Pacis for the unveiling of his retrospective, Valentino a Roma: 45 Years of Style. And this evening, he will be joined by the likes of Uma Thurman, Kate Hudson, and Sienna Miller for a lavish dinner at the Temple of Venus. For more coverage of the designer’s Roman holiday, log on late Sunday.
Photo: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage.com
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