Valentino Party at Pierre Hotel

September 27, 1970

The most sumptuous party this year was a fancy dress bash in New York's Pierre Hotel for Roman designer Valentino [...] There were 250 guests, and the tab was picked up by Robert Kenmore, president of Kenton Corporation, which last year purchased the Valentino couture house.

The ballroom was divided into three tents draped in off-white linen-like gauze, with the center one as the main tent. These windows look out on Fifth Avenue and Central Park. The giant chandelier was bagged in Indian print fabrics, and seating was low cushions or pillows on the floor. The large room was divided into many seating groups around 12-inch-high banquettes covered in striped fabric or Oriental rugs [...]

(Photos, below: Streisand arrives with Joe Eula, fashion illustrator and creative director at the house of Halston. Eula aslo created album covers and concert posters for Miles Davis, Liza Minnelli, and Bette Midler.)

Streisand and Eula

Photo, below: Streisand arrives at the party in her car (Photo by Ron Gallela)

Streisand by Gallela

Photos, below: Streisand poses with Valentino at the Hotel Pierre ballroom.

Streisand with Valentino

Valentino and Streisand discuss topics while seated


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