November 26, 2011
Sunday from my desk
SUNDAY FROM MY DESK
This week I am finally sending to print my book on the first
two decades of the Galleria Carla Sozzani. I have changed my mind so many times, traveled back and forth in time through so many lives, events, emotions and all of the people that have been the fabric of this adventure here at 10 Corso Como.
In honor of the book , Kris Ruhs has designed a new eco video you see here.
From the first seed to a full tree with flowers and fruits; it is the expression from the Galleria’s first exhibition to all of the ideas and events we host now. Sustainable growth in our garden and in our business. Thank you Kris for this and all the flowers you make for Corso Como.
Great music, a great crowd and a pair of great new eco synthetic vegan “dancing” shoes from the first Melissa+Gareth Pugh shoe collaboration turned 10 Corso Como into a fantastic Friday evening party!
Pugh- always experimenting with form and volume – took on his first global collaboration with Melissa, the Brazilian company famous for its wonderful synthetic vegan and earth friendly shoes who have caught the eye of Vivienne Westwood, Beyoncé and other trendsetters in the last few years. Pugh’s fans from the many fashion schools of Milano came to listen to DJ’s from Ponystep Magazine.
While in Paris, I went to the Alaia studio and found that the studio was packing up collections, shoes and rtw accessories, to give up for sale in two weeks in Paris.
All of the money raised will go to support research into genetic diseases at the Necker Childrens Hospital and their Imagine Foundation Research Center in Paris.
A child’s game of tombola and an auction led the evening gala dinner at the
Hotel Ritz to raise money for the serious problem of children in danger from the internet. Since 1999 Valérie Wertheimer, Founder and Ceo of Action Innocence, has focused her attention to help protect children dignity and integrity.
Amongst the guests Tatiana Trouvé with Azzedine Alaia.
Monday we are flying over the Alps here at low level. The sky was spectacularly cloudless and you could see every detail of the mountains so clearly,
it was a fantasy Alps panorama made real and the urban life behind in Milano the dream, at least for the hour of the flight.