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11.04.09

Viva Valentino!

Madonna, Hugh Jackman, Adrien Brody, and other stars came out to celebrate the legendary designer in honor of the DVD release of Valentino: The Last Emperor. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

It was a night for American fashion royalty and a stylish assortment of stars as Madonna, Hugh Jackman, Martha Stewart, Adrien Brody, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Narciso Rodriguez, and Charlie Rose all turned up at New York’s Standard Hotel Tuesday night to celebrate the DVD release of Valentino: The Last Emperor, the acclaimed documentary from Vanity Fair contributing editor Matt Tyrnauer.

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This was the second party in a week for Valentino Garavani, who retired from his eponymous fashion house last year (the previous one was hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow), but that didn’t stop anyone from coming out. One reason—the guest DJ was Jesus Luz, otherwise known as Madonna’s current paramour. He took to the decks around 10 p.m., and spun a set that was beat-matched to perfection, even if some wondered, “where’s the hip-hop?”

“I’m more into electro-house,” Luz shrugged.

His girlfriend, meanwhile, commanded the dance floor with several men, her hair perfectly straight, her skin looking as preternaturally Madonna-perfect as ever,

For the record, Luz didn’t play any of her music. “Sometimes I’ll play something by her,” he said. “But she’s here tonight and she hears her own stuff almost every day.”

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Jacob Bernstein is a senior reporter at The Daily Beast. Previously, he was a features writer at WWD and W Magazine. He has also written for New York magazine, Paper, and The Huffington Post.