Duran Duran Loves Italy .. and Italy Loves Duran Duran," screamed Simon Le Bon into the mic, as the band kicked off an electrifying private gig at the Teatro dal Verme, in via Giacomo Puccini, to celebrate Milan Fashion Week, on Friday night.
Donatella Versace and her 24-year-old daughter, Allegra - fresh from the showing of the Versace autumn/winter 2011 collection; French Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt, Silvia Venturini Fendi and her daughter Delfina Delattrez, the jewellery designer; Renzo Russo; Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci; Jefferson Hack; Margherita Missoni; and Coco Brandolini d'Adda were among the fashionistas and socialites who rocked the house.
Duran Duran raced through a selection of greatest hits and tracks from their latest album, before belting out "Girls on Film" in a finale that had the 1,000-strong audience dancing in the aisles, mobile 'phones aloft.
The gig was staged in collaboration with Hogan, Italian Vogue, Peugeot, and the Commune di Milano.
Courtesy the London Telegraph