Thursday, September 4, 2008

Valentino Samsung Icon Series

Valentino and Liv Tyler
While we missed Liv Tyler, the night’s biggest celeb aside from the star of the show, Valentino, we still had a fabulous time at the Samsung Imagination Icon Series opening party last night.

We wound our way through rooms filled with Valentino gowns on mannequins,

Valentino sketches and flat screen TV’s that were showing clips from Valentino: The Last Emperor, the documentary on Valentino’s life. That’s’s celebrity style editor in front of the TV’s sipping prosecco.

Valentino Samsung EventThe party itself was in a cordoned off area outside the north side of the Grace building. The night was gorgeous, there was a live jazz band playing and the crowd was dressed to kill (some more successfully than others! Looking at you woman in Hollywood-esque pink purse with a bow and matching shoes). We were hoping to spot Rihanna, who was rumored to be a guest, but no luck. We did see the man himself, Valentino (tan as always), who arrived for the Samsung presentation and left promptly afterwards. Our heart skipped a beat when we spied tiny Christian Siriano. We were also excited to see Vivica Fox and ANTM’s Nigel Barker (hotter in person!) and Jaslene (exotic and sexy and super skinny). We were less excited to see Rachel Zoe (in the highest heels we've ever seen), ANTM’s CariDee and folks from The Real Housewives of New York City.

You can check out the exhibit for yourself from today through September 10 from noon until 8 pm at the Grace Builiding (1114 Sixth Avenue at 43rd Street), before it heads off to London for that city's fashion week. Admission is free.

Valentino Samsung event Thanks again to Felissa for the plus one invite!

Liv Tyler and Valentino photo courtesy of


20somethingirl said...

Sounds like an amazing time!

Amy said...

Ooooo so jealous. Definitely finding my way into the February FW.

BeautyChick101 said...

You look unbelievable! Love the headband. And how cool that you saw Christian Soriano AND Valentino!

A Mom in Red High Heels said...

Anne, you are just the coolest! I am so excited you got to attend! And you looked gorgeous but who would expect anything less?

Another party guest said...

There's also a website that goes along with the exhibit:

Lots of info on the designer's life and there'll be a video from the launch party, too. :)

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