Renowned for his lavish parties, later this year fashion designer Valentino Garavani will be launching a book with some valuable tips on how to receive guests.

In ‘Valentino: At The Emperor's Table’, the designer shows off some of his homes - from London to Gstaad in Switzerland and the Château de Wideville - describing his VIP-filled soirees and sharing his love of beauty. 

“Entertaining thirty or one is the same; the food has to be on a beautiful plate”, says Valentino.

I can’t wait to dive into his glamorous world and put some of his hosting tips to the test.