Some very fabulous and very lucky ladies jetted off to Rome for a full weekend of festivities celebrating Valentino's 45th Anniversary, starting off with this Friday night dinner where everyone was dressed to the nines. Other than Sarah Jessica Parker, who was dressed to blend in with my grandmother's curtains in that bolero (check out the gallery to see what I mean). But hey, SJP does what SJP wants -- braided bun included. Luckily, all the other ladies looked great and, as I said, this is just the beginning. Check back throughout the day -- so much more of the dazzling Valentino still to come!
To see a ton more pictures of the red carpet, including all the lovely ladies above, plus Joan Collins, Tom Ford, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Hugh Dancy and that SJP Monstrocity just read more
Images include Anne Hathaway, Arun Nayar, Claire Danes, Elizabeth Hurley, Harvey Weinstein, Joan Collins, Uma Thurman, Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Eva Mendes, Hugh Dancy, Jennifer Hudson, Margherita Missoni, Matthew Broderick, Natasha Richardson, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Rupert Everett, Sarah Jessica Parker, Valentino Garavani