I am riveted by Bazaar's '24 hours' series, and Valentino's account of his daily life is one of my new favorites. He tours his gardens with his six pugs (Mary, Maude, Milton, Monty, Molly, and Margot), dines alone at a table set with carefully selected china, and calls all of his closest friends at 12 am to wish them goodnight. Can't help but smile at that. Truly an extraordinary person.
Photo above shot by Jean Paul Goude.