Venice, September 2018

Five hundred people last night at the Fondaco Marcello, on Canal Grande in Venice, for the opening of the Jason Bell Portraits exhibition that Vanity Fair dedicated to the great British photographer.

At the cocktail, based on Calvisius Caviar, celebs, entrepreneurs, aristocrats and many friends of Vanity Fair. In the fascinating space – a former food warehouse – 35 giant posters of great international stars with an all-encompassing wraparound and engaging set-up.

The author is enthusiastic – at his first exhibition in Italy – whose portraits are on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. “This is amazing,” he exclaimed several times.

The exhibition created in partnership with Audi, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Vini Santa Margherita and Ludovica Andreoni Gioielli , whose creations shone on Matilde Gioli and Gabriella Pession, is open to the public on 4 and 5 September from 11 am at 19.