At roughly eighteen inches away, he moved closer touching my arm. Of course I stopped. He whispered "very niiiiiiiiice", in a slow voice only familiar to me via endless episodes of "Style with Elsa Klench' and the like.
I said "Thank you Sir Valentino". He responded "No, not, Sir Valentino... Mister Valentino". I wished someone were around to take our picture together. I skipped all the way home!
God is in the details, and one his disciples is standing guard on Madison Avenue. Very niiiiiiiiiice!
All images courtesy of 'A Grand Italian Epic' Valentino Garavani by Taschen