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“I have to tell you, I am in love with beauty. I have always loved beautiful objects.” This is the opening of Valentino’s new book Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table from Assouline. It perfectly sets the tone for the gorgeous photographs of the dining tables and spaces at his many homes. If you’ve ever seen the documentary, […]

I considered boycotting the August 2010 issue of Vanity Fair since Angelina Jolie was on the cover. (I am on Team Aniston mainly because of her hair.) I’m glad that though I didn’t because it was chock full of great design stories including Bunny Mellon’s Secret Garden, Architecture in the Age of Gehry, and my […]

My favorite part of the Valentino: The Last Emperor DVD is the aptly titled special feature A Perfect Life: Around the World with Valentino. In it, we get a sneak peek at what it takes to run Mr. Valentino’s life and homes including his gorgeous chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. The ultimate treat was getting to […]