The Chicest Chateau
Visiting Coco Chanel’s apartment was a bucket list item that actually came true. Perhaps if I wish hard enough, I may find myself at Chateau de Wideville someday. Not exactly sure under what circumstances that might happen but a girl can dream.
Chateau de Wideville is the 17th-century home in France owned by Valentino who restored the chateau to its former glory with the help of legendary interior designer Henri Samuel. The 280-acres of landscape and gardens were designed by Jacques Wirtz and include a pigeonnier tower, a pavilion containing a shell grotto, a building housing the archives of Valentino Garavani Archives.
At the end of Haute Couture week, Valentino held a very beautiful luncheon in honor of Sofia Coppola. In attendance were her parents, Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, Brie Larson, Lauren Santo Domingo, Derek Blasberg, Fabiola Beracasa Beckman (who took the photo above), Karlie Kloss, Naty Abascal, Carlos Souza, and many more who took a tour of the breathtaking gardens after lunch.
Here are a few of their photos of the gorgeous day via Instagram.
Sofia Coppola with M. Valentino and guests via @giancarlogiammetti
Lunch via @natyabascal
Karlie Kloss in a shell grotto via @thelsd
Chateau de Wideville via @carlossouza1311
Brie Larson in the garden via @brielarson
Chic tabletop via @fabbb_s
Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola with their daughter Sofia Coppola via @derekblasberg
Garden via @natyabascal
Sofia Coppola and Naty Abascal via @natyabascal
Gorgeous grounds via @natyabascal
Natalia Vodianova in the lavender field via @natasupernova