Thursday, June 14, 2012

Parties : Ferragamo's Parisian Fate, A Post-resort Show Dinner at the Louvre

When the Ferragamo family sent a save-the-date for June 12 to a list of the internationally glamorous, the folks at Salvatore Ferragamo—who of course, hail from sunny Italy—might have assumed they’d be safe with the weather in Paris. In a normal year, they probably would, except that European weather, in sympathy with the storms buffeting the euro, has decided to act distinctly more like October than June these past few weeks. Undaunted, guests who had flown in from four corners of the world for the semi open-air show (it was held under the beautiful colonnades of the Louvre) variously responded with female grit or ingenuity to the wardrobe challenge. Some defied summer convention and turned up in fur. Many resourcefully styled themselves in the pashminas and fleece blankets Ferragamo thoughtfully laid on their seats for the show. Others, fashion stoics to the core, awed fellow guests by simply rising above the inconvenience by simply refusing to acknowledge the rain and the cold: amongst them, the lace and chiffon-clad yet resolutely unshivering Fan Bing-Bing, Hilary Swank, Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins, and Freida Pinto. Still, all was forgotten when the 700-strong gathering descended to a space below I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid, to enjoy dinner hosted by Massimiliano Giornetti that continued well into the night.

  spacer Anna Dello Russo and Fan Bing-Bing

 spacer Jessica Hart

 spacerHilary Swank

 spacer Massimilliano Giornetti

  spacer Outside the Louvre

 spacerIlaria Norsa 

 spacer James Ferragamo

spacer Leighton Meester

 spacerClaire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins 

 spacer Freida Pinto

spacerKarolina Kurkova

spacer Inside The Louvre

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