12 things Giambattista Valli can't live without
His stylish acolytes are known as "Valli Girls"—but, like, think chic to the max, not tubular or gnarly. Ever since Roman designer founded his Paris fashion house in 2005 (after seven years at Ungaro), he has attracted a fan base that ranges from Hollywood ingenues to models and socialites of all ages. A fan of architecture and design, Valli based his fall haute couture collection on floral patterns inspired by classic European porcelain. Meanwhile, the designer is in the spotlight with a new book from Rizzoli that showcases his romantic, beautifully tailored fashions, as well as a new accessories boutique in Paris, where he will feature his recently released debut handbag. Make way for the Valli Girls.
I collect his artwork and have this sketch of a circus performer in my boutique in Paris.
This village on the Amalfi Coast is my favorite escape. I've been going for 22 years.
This gentleman's fragrance feels classic yet modern. It was named after Blenheim Palace in England.
4 / DASHWOOD BOOKS
This New York City shop carries the best contemporary and vintage books on photography. They always surprise me.
I like eccentric porcelain pieces like this monkey, which I keep in my studio.
6 / CHELSEA BARBERS
The art of the barber has become rare, even in Europe. I come here for a haircut every time I'm in New York. I love the hot towel at the end.
On my wish list: pieces by Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti, and Ico and Luisa Parisi.
8 / LUCIO FONTANA CERAMIC SCULPTURES
Fontana is known for his paintings, but his sculptures are so charming.
Great design, and an amazing way to listen to music.
I recently launched my first handbag. It's luxurious and contemporary, and it opens with a click, like an iPhone or iPad.
It is like living in a landscape. It changes your mood.
This classic Paris restaurant is open until late at night. I've crossed paths here with everyone from Lee Radziwill to Kate Moss. I always order the sole meunière.