[Bruce Hoeksema, Gwyneth Paltrow, Valentino Garavani, Alek Wek All photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]. Who says ex co-workers can't stay friends? Last night, former Valentino president and VBH founder V. Bruce Hoeksema along with the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a cocktail party for "Valentino: The Last Emperor" and the movie's namesake star.
More story and photos below... The docu-movie follows the famed label's eponymous designer during his last runway collection season. Along with the in's and out's of his professional life, viewers get a private glimpse into the designer's personal life including exchanges with his longtime partner (who is apparently not fond of Valentino's current level of orangina tan, as expressed in the film). Both fashion and New York royalty turned it out for the event, not to mention true regality, with the likes of Princess Rosario Nadal, Hamish Bowles, Brian Atwood, Molly Sims, Daphne Guinness, Alek Wek, Gigi Mortimer, Vanity Fair head honcho Graydon Carter, Erin Featherston, Olivia Palermo, and Michelle Trachtenberg to name a few.
Bruce Hoeksema, Gwyneth Paltrow, Valentino Garavani, Alek Wek
Matt Tyrnauer, Daphne Guiness, Bruce Hoeksema, Valentino Garavani
Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl Charlotte Sarkozy, Linda Wells, Shala Monroque
Erin Featherston Anja Rubik, Sasha Knezavic
Graydon Carter, Anna Scott Carter Michelle Trachtenberg
Giancarlo Giammetti, Valentino Garavani
Molly Sims Lori Baker, Berthil Espegren
Alek Wek, Bruce Hoeksema Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Brian Atwood, Bianca Barnhill Valesca Guerrand Hermes
Hamish Bowles Zani Gugelmann, Carlos Souza
Bruce Hoeksema, Gigi Mortimer, Jennifer Creel
Giancarlo Giammetti, Princess Rosario Nadal, Valentino Garavani, Bruce Hoeksema