There’s no questioning Valentino’s influence on the fashion space.
“[Valentino makes me think of] elegance all the way,” actress Elizabeth Berkley told FN. “Grace and elegance is what I think of with Valentino.”
The “Saved by the Bell” alum was among a sea of celebrities and fashion influencers who came out to the H.E.A.R.T. x Valentino brunch yesterday in Beverly Hills, Calif., which was hosted by the fashion brand to support an organization that aims to help survivors of abuse-related trauma.
“When I think of the brand Valentino, I think of innovation,” celebrity stylist Brad Goreski said. “I think of heritage, and I think of luxury.”
The biggest association with Valentino might not be a phrase, though, but a color: red.
Actress Rebecca Gayheart and stylist Amanda Reno both told FN that Valentino makes them think of red.
“I love red, red lipstick or a pop of red,” Gayheart explained. “You don’t really want to do head-to-toe red; it’s a whole other thing.”
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Guests also reflected on the charity itself. Berkley connected the work H.E.A.R.T. does with her own charitable actions, which see her going into schools to help build young girls’ self-esteem. Both works, she says, focus on empowerment.
“H.E.A.R.T. and their mission is to provide whatever a child or woman needs who has been abused in any way, from rape or any sort of trauma. Their whole mission — they back it with action, which is why I have supported it for over 12 years,” she said.
Other guests at the event included Rachel Zoe, Louise Roe and Stacy Keibler.
Charlie Carballo contributed to this story.
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