Moschino party in Rome during AltaRoma. Photos & text by Glenn Belverio

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Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last month in Rome, during AltaRoma, I attended a lighthearted soiree at the upbeat Moschino boutique on via del Babuino. Although I have been following all the new Jeremy Scott designs for the brand via social media, this was my first chance to see the merch up close and personal. (I have a Jeremy Scott for Longchamp bag that Kelly Cutrone, Jeremy’s publicist, gave me in 2010. It’s decorated with a black-and-grey trompe l’oeil print of tire tracks. I always travel with it. Jeremy won’t mind me saying that I love it because it reminds me of ’80s Stephen Sprouse.) Could there be a more perfect designer for Moschino than Jeremy Scott? No one else has that sense of humor that has been a trademark of the brand since it was founded in 1983 by Franco Moschino. (RIP)

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I always loved the way Franco ruffled feathers by spoofing the excesses of high fashion.

 

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Spongebob cookies were served, along with some delicous prosciutto finger sandwiches.

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Yes, dolls, that’s me in the mirror with my metallic Pierre Hardy sneakers. With all that gold everywhere, the party needed some silver.

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Weekend in Bedrock, here she comes!

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Photophobia fabulosity: designer Sergio Zambone. I wrote an article about him for DUTCH back in the day.

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My gift as I was leaving the party. What’s not to love about an anthropomorphic fudgsicle iPhone case?

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Dreamy dusk light near the Piazza di Spagna after the party.

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Later that night I had a delicious dinner (burrata and pasta alla gricia) with my dear friend Consuelo Aranyi, press officer for AltaRoma (me and her, above), a gentleman friend of hers and Paola Balzano. We walked Consuelo home and then I flew back to my hotel, powered by my magic sneakers. (Actually, I see that I am wearing a different shirt–the one I bought in Paris with Rebecca Voight–than the one from the party, so this must have been a different night!)

Baci, baci,

Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.

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