It might have been a party to celebrate jewellery fit for a modern princess, but it was guest of honour Bella Hadid’s gown that stole the limelight.
Still, perhaps the chain-mail clad supermodel got the ‘glam ‘80s’ memo for the unveiling of Bulgari’s new Wild Pop collection, given that was the inspiration for the high jewellery range. Even the evening’s surprise entertainment, OG electro-pop band Duran Duran, enjoyed its hey-day during that decade.
The event, set amongst the spectacular marble facades and sculptures of (historical sports stadium) Stadio dei Marmi in Rome, drew the typical VIP crowd.
Hosted by the luxury brand’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, guests included Hadid, Lily Aldridge (in Vivienne Westwood), GRAZIA Australia cover star Jon Kortajerena and Jasmine Sanders (in Berta), all of whom have served as its campaign faces in the past.
The young lady widely considered best-dressed guest at the recent royal wedding, Lady Kitty Spencer, looked magical in a layered white tulle gown by Dolce Gabbana. Eva Green dressed true to her name in a specular green velvet dress by Alexandre Vauthier and even more spectacular emerald necklace.
Currently-pink-haired Australian style star (and GRAZIA magazine cover photographer) Margaret Zhang was there too, dressed in a retro disco-vibe jacket by London-based brand Alistair James and black balloon pants by Aphid London.
But it was Hadid’s yellow gold chainmail Versace dress that stole the show, with glam disco connotations and a blinding metallic sheen. The model might be well known for her strong ‘80s-vibe street-style aesthetic, but on this occasion, with a little help from Donatella, she showed it overlapped into her red carpet game too.
See more of the Wild Pop collection, which was inspired by the electric ‘80s and includes a special tribute to Andy Warhol, in more detail below. GRAZIA’s standout favourite? That stunning piano-key collar necklace…
GALLERY: some delicious pieces from the Bulgari ‘WILD POP’ collection