Valentino Garavani, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Grant and more toast London's first Assouline flagship
With a seat at the emperor's table
As celebrity guests from Hugh Grant, Anne Hathaway and Kylie Minogue – all of whom are Mr. Garavani's dear friends – piled into Assoulines's new boutique in London, there was one thing everyone was talking about, and that was At the Emperor's Table.
The newest Assouline publication which was shot by Oberto Gili and has an introduction by André Leon Talley, tells the story of how Garavani went from designing clothes to designing his residences and gatherings at them. The Italian designer stated "I told Assouline it was not very far from my evening gowns and my creations – it's joyful beauty," he said of his new book.
Andre Balzas, Kylie Minogue and Valentino
Among the myriad of glamourous guests, Martine and Prosper Assouline were just as joyous as Garavani as it was the lunch of their first flagship store, as they mingled alongside Giancarlo Giammetti and Carlos de Souza (who also recently published a new book called Carlo's Places).
Valentino and Hugh Grant
Valentino and Anne Hathaway
Valentino, Hugh Grant and Giancarlo Giammetti