Next Up With Fern Mallis: Valentino


For Fern Mallis’ next 92Y chat, she’s pulled in another intriguing subject: Valentino himself.

The designer will sit down with Mallis on November 18, coinciding with next month’s release of his new book about entertaining, “Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table.” While there will be talk about haute couture and celebrity designers, Mallis vowed to dig deeper into his life—in fact, she plans to meet with Valentino before they gather at the Y for an espresso. “I will ask my proverbial question,” she says. “‘Is anything off-limits?’ I won’t go there.”

We certainly hope there’s nothing he won’t dish on—our minds immediately go to the Valentino-swathed Kimye wedding extravaganza, but we’re certain there’s more to this man’s life that we’d be fascinated to know.