CULTURE

From Stockholm to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gala in St.-Tropez, Gio Takes You There

Image courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert

For W’s glamorous globetrotter, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, it’s a fab, fab world that involves jet-setting from Leo’s annual gala on the French Riviera, where she ran into models Jeisa Chiminazzo and Isabeli Fontana, to the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. “Wouldn’t this installation make an amazing meditation room?” she asks playfully.

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“My husband, Oscar, has the chicest yellow vintage Fiat, which he keeps at our country house in Sweden. Here I am pretending to drive it into town to get some milk. Obviously, I had to don a color-coordinated gingham outfit for the occasion. The only problem is that I don’t even know how to drive—but this car is certainly going to motivate me to get my license ASAP!”

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“I went to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Moderna Museet, in Stockholm. Wouldn’t this installation make an amazing meditation room?”

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“My new Prada coat was just the thing for a windy day. The fall collection has 
a nautical theme, so the life preserver was the perfect accessory.”

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“I spotted the models Jeisa Chiminazzo and Isabeli Fontana (from left) 
at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala in Saint-Tropez. Together, 
they sort of looked like the Swedish flag.”

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This rainbow ostrich-feather coat is from the cool Australian brand Romance Was 
Born. It makes me feel like a parrot, which is the best-dressed animal.”

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“I wanted to buy every single one of these Moroccan beach towels, or foutas, that I stumbled upon at a store in Bonifacio, on Corsica.”

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“In Saint-Tropez, you always spot these lighthouses, but you never actually get close to one. I saw a photo op, so I swam against the current and struck a pinup pose.”