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- July 23, 2007
- Vol. 68
- No. 4
The Designer Indulges in La Dolce Vita with a Star-Studded, Three-Day Party in Rome to Mark His 45th Anniversary
Indeed, with ballerinas suspended from wires pirouetting in midair, marble flooring laid down over the cobbled ground and fireworks that went off at midnight, it was hard to imagine a more fantastical evening—until the next night, when, after Valentino's latest haute couture show, some 1,000 guests headed to the Villa Borghese Garden for a Shanghai-inspired gala ball.
As guests like Claire Danes, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Hudson danced into the early morning hours, the party wasn't the only thing Valentino's celebrity fans hoped would last a good long time. "I want him to continue designing," said Anne Hathaway, "for 100 more years!"
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