ALL IN THE FAMILY: As style events go, Brunello Cucinelli’s dinner at Robin Birley’s Oswald’s membership was one humdinger of an occasion. After 18 months of lockdowns and socializing from behind a masks — and at an arm’s size from family and friends — editors and friends have been giddy on the prospect of partying with out safety.
None extra so than the host himself, who had a number of different causes to rejoice. Cucinelli, who was decked out in a cream corduroy go well with, was lastly in a position to journey to London and reduce the ribbon on his Bond Avenue retailer — a yr after it opened. He was additionally named Designer of the Yr earlier this week by British GQ.
After addressing the gang, which had fortunately packed into Oswald’s, and greeted one another with actual kisses (not air ones) and hugs, Cucinelli stated he couldn’t wait to get again to Italy to indicate his staff, and his beloved 100-year-old “babbo” — his dad — the GQ prize.
“I grew up within the countryside, my father is a farmer, and it’s arduous to imagine that I’ve come this far,” stated Cucinelli, including that he nonetheless visits his father (who lives throughout the highway from him) each day and the 2 usually natter concerning the wonders of nature. The purple and white vino flowed as friends dined on burrata and candied tomatoes; thick beef filets, and sufficient tiramisu to feed the entire of Mayfair.
Earlier within the day Cucinelli walked the streets of Mayfair together with his household, together with his spouse Federica, daughters Carolina and Camilla and their respective husbands Alessio Piastrelli, who works on the model’s males’s fashion staff, and Riccardo Stefanelli, the corporate’s co-chief government officer.
In addition they hosted a cocktail on the retailer, a two-story house on New Bond Avenue. Cucinelli identified that he was proud to be the newest occupier of a constructing lengthy related to artwork and wonder. Within the Victorian period, it was an artwork gallery frequented by John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde, and later served as a live performance corridor. To honor these traditions he’s devoted a complete room to the piano.
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