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A Pair of Parties for Jeremy Scott & Salma Hayek Pinault

The courtyard of 10 Corso Como was aglow with candles and the glint of Pomellato diamonds, but there was no ignoring the star power of Salma Hayek Pinault, the new face of the Italian jewelry company and the guest of honor at a dinner last night. Pomellato CEO Andrea Morante was the lucky guy who sat next to the actress, and in his speech before dessert, told of the lengthy negotiations to get her. As for the party itself, hosted by Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani, there was no arm-twisting involved. “It’s a tribute to Franca that we have such a diverse group of people here,” Morante said. “We have very important editors, we have very important journalists, we have very important creative directors. And bankers. Bankers are very important, too.” (He would know; in his former life he was one.) At one table: Remo Ruffini of Moncler and Giambattista Valli, a mere 12 or so hours before his second-ever Giamba show. And at another: Tomas Maier. And at a third: Francesco Bonami, who, if you are to believe the people whispering about him, is nothing less than “the most important art curator in the world.”

Meanwhile, over at the branch of Da Giacomo overlooking the Duomo, Moschino was holding what has quickly become a traditional postshow celebration for its creative director, Jeremy Scott. It’s a tradition that invariably includes a swarm of the designer’s friends, clad head to toe in his traffic-stopping wares and shrieking his name at maximum volume. Among them tonight: Gigi Hadid, M.I.A., Leigh Lezark, and Mia Moretti. Scott always seems to be having so much fun that it’s easy to overlook the work that goes into maintaining both his own label and an Italian brand that’s expanding rapidly under his watch. “I can breathe a little tonight,” he said, with just a hint of exhaustion. But what about the next pre-collection? “Oh, yeah, that’s due in two weeks,” he shrugged. “But at least I don’t have a show to worry about.”

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