The New Beginning: Inside Vogue Italia’s party inferno

This week Emanuele Farneti was the host Milan’s Fashion Week bigger party. Aptly named “The New Beginning” the former editor of Italian GQ and editor in chief for Vogue Italia after Franca Sozzani’s legacy welcomed a 1,000-guest list in the industrial space once used for Gucci’s shows.

The former Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci was the unexpected creative director of the event in celebration of Farneti’s beginning with Dante’s “The Divine Comedy” as the theme and performances by Sky Ferreira and Primal Scream, among others for what New York Times described “as close to an official coronation as fashion can have”.

Stefano Pilati, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Angela Missoni posed for photos with Givenchy’s former creative director who was inspired by Dante Alighieri’s tale to recreate Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise.

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“The word that best describes Italy for me is Renaissance so I chose the work of the evening as the work that more than anything else represents the pride of our country, the Divine Comedy” explains Tisci.

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Vogue Italia is experimenting with new forms of collaboration with designers and creators who are called to make their contribution beyond their institutional role, as in Hedi Slimane’s case, which created a photo portfolio of over forty pages for the August issue.

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The evening was attended by models, celebrities, designers and the protagonists of the Italian and international fashion system. “I wanted a fun, engaging party,” concludes Farneti.

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Dean and Dan Caten, Stefano Pilati, Maria Carla Boscono, Ladyfag, Maurizio Cattelan, Remo Ruffini, Michele Norsa, Marco Zanini,  Karolina Kurkova, Brian Atwood, Lewis Hamilton, Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and the Hadid sisters were among the guests.