August 1, 2012
Fashion Icon of the Week: Bianca Brandolini d’Adda

For this week’s Fashion Icon of the Week, we chose Bianca Brandolini d’Adda for her cool and sleek European style. Her parents are counts, descending from a noble Venetian family, with of course their own palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice. Her great uncle was Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli who also happens to be her boyfriend, Lapo Elkann’s grandfather. Yes, they’re cousins. Let’s try to move past this and focus on her super cool style and the fact that she counts Giambattista Valli as one of her good friends.

Look on to see Bianca’s fabulous outfits at some of even more fabulous public appearances.

Brandolini with Giambattista Valli at a dinner she hosted for him, he refers to her as his “swan”

Brandolini at the Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 couture show

amfAR’s second annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Galleria Borghese, Rome, 2008

At the Valentino: The Last Emperor film premiere after-party at the 65th Venice International Film Festival

At a Duran Duran party during Milan Fashion Week, February 2011 (with Nick Rhodes and Bianca Balti

Brandolini at Il Mondo Vi Appartien Dinner at the Venice Biennale, the Pinault dinner in 2011

With Sonia Sieff at a Giambattista Valli dinner in Paris

At the Met Ball 2012

On the cover of L’Officiel Paris December 2010

With Bianca Balti and Monica Belucci for Dolce and Gabbana’s Fall 2013 campaign

More from the Dolce & Gabbana campaign shot by Giampaolo Sgura

Shot by Bruce Weber in Vanity Fair

With (on again, off again) boyfriend Lapo Elkann