What: Valentino Grand Opening
Where: Highland Park Village
The 411: Valentino brand ambassador Carlos Souza, along with co-hosts Nasiba Adilova, Tina Craig, and Nancy Rogers, invited Dallas's most glamorous guests to celebrate the grand opening of the luxury brand's latest boutique. DJ Lucy Wrubel played high-fashion hits while attendees noshed on hors d'oeuvres and sipped champagne all the while checking out the latest collections in the new store.
And with a portion of sales benefiting Dallas Contemporary, it really was hard not to walk out with a gorgeous bag or a ravishing pair of rock studs. A portion of the proceeds from sales at the store through February 27 will also benefit the art museum. Post party, Souza hosted a private dinner for VIPs at Le Bilboquet.
Valentino's 1,925-square-foot boutique exudes a kind of Italian palazzo atmosphere, with its use of opulent materials — gray Venetian terrazzo, oak, Carrara marble, glass, thick leather, and soft carpets. The new Dallas store steers away from a pure showroom and promotes a new retail architectural format, as developed by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli with renowned British architect David Chipperfield.
The new boutique carries Valentino ready to wear, accessories, fragrances, and eyewear.
Who: Georgina Hartland, Lynn McBee, Kelly Dillard, Rob Dailey, Scott Alexander, Heather Wiese Alexander, Jamie O’Banion, Stephen and Elisa Summers, Heather and Ray Washburne, Brooke Hortenstine, Moll Anderson, Suzanne Droese, Sheryl Maas, Patsy Fagadau, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Brooke Davenport, Olya Sinitsyna, Lisa Cooley, Caroline Summers, and Peter Doroshenko.