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Keira Knightley is a Vision at the X Erdem Dinner in Venice

Straight off her trip to Iran, Caroline Issa toasted Venice’s Piazza San Marco with a 12 Euro cappuccino on Periscope. The Tank fashion director flew to Venice for an exclusive dinner hosted by luxury fashion e-tailor and designer Erdem Moralioglu at the Hotel Aman, Palazzo Papadopoli. The soirée made for a fashionable start to Venice’s 15th International Architecture Exhibition and saw actress Keira Knightley—in a lace Erdem dress traced with blue crushed velvet ribbon—her husband and musician James Righton (who curated the music for the evening), Alexa Chung, and Tamu McPherson transported through the winding Grand Canal to the venue via gondolas. Once on dry land and following a light aperitivo in the garden, guests made their way to the Red Dining Room for dinner at a beautifully dressed table highlighted with blush rose peony bouquets.  Caroline Issa, senior fashion director Veronika Heilbrunner, and President, Michael Kliger, dined on roasted white asparagus, basil risotto, and candied Gabio codfish, before digging into strawberries and gelato for dessert. The Erdem-dressed guests were beautifully illuminated by candelight and their delicately detailed floral dresses reflected the intimate mood honoring beauty, friendship, and Venice.

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition will run from May 28th to November 27th.

Photos: Stefano Trovati courtesy of x Erdem

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