Florence felt an influx of luxury last night as the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off with a welcome cocktail reception at the Four Seasons, in the Italian city. Conference delegates and luxury brand leaders attended the elegant soirée which was held in the hotel's blossoming Gherardesca Garden. 

Conde Nast launches Luxury Conference with elegant cocktail reception

Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman & Chief Executive, Conde Nast International and Suzy Menkes

Suzy Menkes, Vogue international editor and conference leader, mingled and posed with the many friendly faces from the world of luxury. The conference will kick off in earnest today and will examine how the world of luxury is changing from business and creative stand points and no doubt the hot topic of technology will feature in the inaugural proceedings. 

Take a look at the gallery of the elegant evening's garden party below...

Conde Nast launches Luxury Conference with elegant cocktail reception

 Suzy Menkes and Leonardo Ferragamo

Conde Nast launches Luxury Conference with elegant cocktail reception

Delfina Delettrez

Conde Nast launches Luxury Conference with elegant cocktail reception

Angela Missoni and Rosita Missoni 

Conde Nast launches Luxury Conference with elegant cocktail reception

Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella, Angela Missoni, Rosita Missoni, Teresa Missoni and Nadja Swarovski

Conde Nast launches Luxury Conference with elegant cocktail reception