Go See // Valentino: Master Of Couture
Photo by Lorenzo Agius.
Valentino: Master of Couture.
29th November 2012 – 3 March 2013.
Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Somerset House, Victoria Embankment. London WC2R 1LA.
This is an extensive major retrospective on the work of couturier and high fashion designer Valentino Garavani.
Better known as Valentino, his work (the couture is all painstakingly all hand stitched) known for beauty and elegance spun five decades and was synonymous with the style of icons such as Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Princess Marie-Chantal and Grace Kelly. Modern day celebrities who have worn his work include Julia Roberts (she famously wore a vintage Valentino creation in 2001 to accept her Oscar for Erin Brokovich) and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Celebrating both his life and inimitable work, in the form of installation, the attendant gets to walk a sixty meter catwalk from which one hundred and sixty couture designs can be viewed (most for the very first time) on the sidelines.
You not only get to discover the breath of his work (there is also a special commissioned group of films that transport you into the process of the craft of couture at the Valentino atelier) but Valentino the man is revealed as well.
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