Above: Enrico Palazzo, Diane Pernet and I arriving at the Zoolander 2 wrap party at the Villa Brasini.
Dear mambo Italianos,
After missing the winter edition of AltaRoma (I was busy touring modernism and sampling tiki drinks in Palm Springs) it was a thrill to be back in one of my favorite world cities, Rome. Diane and I were invited to cover the summer edition of AltaRoma for A Shaded View on Fashion. Following is a roundup of links to my reports:
Azzedine Alaïa: the teacup Tunisian with titanic talent
Costume drama at the Accademia Costume e Moda
The money shot: Ben Stiller and Diane Pernet at the Zoolander 2 wrap party. Diane has a cameo in the film.
Rome, sweet Rome: On the evening of our entrance into the Eternal City, journalist Rebecca Voight and I were invited to a dinner party on the voluptuous roof terrace of the home of my friend Rinaldo Rocco. His pesto was invincible and the anecdotes from the various guests were compelling.
A Linda Blair-like moment on Via Giulia after a decadent dinner at Assunta Madre with Paola.