VALENTINO, Master of Couture

London, lucky you, I’m jealous!!

A new Valentino exhibition opens namely in the heart of London this November, focusing exclusively on Valentino Garavani’s haute couture masterpieces.

Celebrating the life and work of Valentino, 130 exquisite haute couture designs will be showcased, worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Divided into three sections; visitors will start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of his life. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view the breathtaking Valentino designs. The final section will allow behind-the scenes access to the Valentino atelier, where the craft of couture is demonstrated in a series of fascinating samples.

The exhibition will run for three months from 29 November 2012 to 3 March 2013. Arrgh.. London, why are you so far?!

Iconic fashion moments with celebrities wearing Valentino

Valentino designed the white dress worn by Jackie Kennedy at her wedding to Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis in 1968:

Julia Roberts accepting her Oscar wearing Valentino in 2001:

Gwyneth Paltrow dressed in Valentino on the 2008 premiere of “Valentino: The Last Emperor”:

Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino Couture, 2012 MET Gala:

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Valentino’s signature colour:

More photo exhibition teasers:

One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography

Time in Motion – Ballet Costumes and Pointe Shoes

The Chanel Photo Exhibition in Sydney

Old Paris Came to Sydney

Unseen Photographs of Alexander McQueen

Unseen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe


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