Wednesday, November 14, 2012

valentino: master of couture

a previously unseen photograph from valentino's personal archive at his wideville estate.

autumn/winter 2002/03 haute couture red taffeta evening gown.

autumn/winter 2002/03 haute couture floral print taffeta evening outfit.

spring/summer 1995 haute couture evening gown in silver grey silk.

Valentino Garavani with models, 2007

spring/summer 1969

spring/summer 2005 haute couture boldini-style chiffon white evening dress.

valentino garavani & natalia vodianova, 2012. 

another never before seen photograph of the designer from his personal archive, taken at diana vreeland's home.

the internationally renowned design team kinmonth monfreda, long time collaborators of valentino have created the exhibition "VALENTINO: master of couture" for the somerset house in london. realized in collaboration with valentino & giancarlo giammetti, the exhibit has been curated by alistair o'neill with patrick kinmonth & antonio monfreda. the retrospective pays homage to the designer & focuses on his couture creations - from red carpet dresses to examining the design process inside his atelier.

the exhibition will run from 29 november, 2012 through 3 march, 2013 at the somerset house.

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