We were going to give you three chances to guess who this is, but before you start burying your head in your hands and wondering how footage of your Uncle Jerry caterwauling at his silver wedding anniversary party made its way on to the fashion websites of the world, then let us put you out of your misery.
It’s only VALENTINO GARAVANI, king of Couture, master of the slithery evening gown and owner of the world’s most pampered gang of pugs! Although the sound on the video makes it sound pretty much appalling to anyone who has drunk less than, let’s say seven glasses of champagne, if you watch closely, you’ll see that Valentino and his compadres are actually standing bolt upright and crooning dignifiedly, while it’s the roar of the crowd wailing along that actually gives it that desperate quality.
It’s still funny and slightly surreal, although all told we don’t think Valentino’s choice of the blued eyed one (isn’t that what people called Frank Sinatra?) could have been more on the money. Oh yes. We nearly forgot. The occasion that called for such large scale merriment? Carine Roitfeld’s NYFW party, in conjunction with Barney’s who she now works for. Well done everyone! Good singing Valentino! And since he is now retired from full time dress designing, can we take it that he’ll be available for bookings for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs! Ba-boom!
- Naomi Attwood