Giovanna Battaglia and her beau Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld attended the 2011 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes; Gio was the centerpiece of the party in this gown that manages to be daring and yet entirely appropriate for the occasion. The work of art she is wearing was created in 1992 by Stephen Sprouse. This treasure found its way into Giovanna's possession by way of Juliana Cairone’s Rare Vintage in New York: “I was so happy when I found it! It’s a true art piece for me.” The talented stylist completed her provocative picture with a fringed tuxedo jacket by Emilio Pucci and sandals and clutch by Sergio Rossi.
Giovanna Battaglia in vintage Stephen Sprouse photographs © 2011 Condé Nast and courtesy of Emilio Pucci, garancedore.fr, saywho.fr, life.com, Matheus Mazzafera, Alpha Press, and Purse Blog.