October 27, 2020

Vogue Italia Throws Bash in Milan

TAKE YOUR PICK: Riccardo Tisci, creative director of the event, mopped his brow as well-wishers surged the VIP area and the party heated up. “It’s so hot in here,” he sighed.
Besides conceiving the sprawling party — replete with barber chairs, festival lights, a pole dancer and stacks of rubber tires — the designer has been working on multiple projects with Nike, including an NBA-related one.
Designer peers including Stefano Pilati, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Angela Missoni posed for photos with Givenchy’s former creative director.
Vogue Italia’s new editor in chief Emanuele Farneti hosted the party, held at Milan’s Scalo Farini, a former railway station.
Dubbing the event “The New Beginning,” Tisci was inspired by Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” recreating Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. Church benches and white beds lined the party rooms, heaving with crowds that mostly ignored the latter part of the dress code: black tie and naked.
Asked to choose between the three religious locations, Alberta Ferretti opted for Purgatory: “I’d be stimulated to improve, while in Paradise, that’s it, there’s nothing more to do or learn.” In contrast, Silvia Venturini Fendi saw Inferno as a much “more fun” place.
A new beginning? “Every time you free yourself from prejudice,” said Marco de Vincenzo.

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