By Page Six Team January 3, 2015 | 9:35pm Modal Trigger
Perfectly plucked eyebrows in Gstaad, Switzerland, were
raised when fashion designer Valentino didn’t throw his annual New Year’s Eve
party at his chic chalet, Gifferhorn, and sources said it was because of a
“tiff” with Madonna over last year’s bash.
“Valentino’s party last year had a ‘no kids’ rule,” sniffed
a Gstaad source. “But Madonna brought all her kids anyway, and it screwed up
the seating for the party.”
Last year, the superstar’s son Rocco break-danced at the
intimate bash for about 60 guests, while her younger kids, David and Mercy,
played on Valentino’s collection of pricey Claude Lalanne sheep sculptures.
Valentino’s partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, posted a picture
of the kids at the time with the caption, “Don’t touch the sheep!!”
Another source said that although Valentino didn’t throw his traditional party this year, his current house guests include Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, as well as glamorous Spanish socialite Naty Abascal. (One spy said that when Palermo posed for a pic near the same sheep, a guest joked, “Don’t sit on them!”)
Rumors have previously surfaced about a chill in the relationship between Madonna’s and Valentino’s camps, but a rep for the singer said there was “no truth” regarding any rift and “Madonna and Valentino remain close friends. The incident you described about the dinner did not happen.”
But Madge had been seen giving Giammetti the cold shoulder at a MoMA event in November. She also seemed peeved when he tried to take a picture of her at a podium, saying, “Sir, put your phone away!”
Valentino’s rep likewise denied any issues with the Material Girl and told us, “Mr. Valentino did not have a party this year” because he “went to the house of friends instead.”
Still, we hear that Gstaad regulars noted that Madonna hasn’t been spotted at Grifferhorn. She also hasn’t made any appearances on Giammetti’s Instagram feed, which exhaustively documents his interactions with VIPs.