Tuesday, May 8, 2012

VALENTINO REIGNS AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM IN NEW YORK

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VALENTINO, ONE OF THE MOST REVERED COUTURE BRANDS, CONTINUES TO PANDER TO THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO DRESS TO IMPRESS.




The House of Valentino is pleased to announce the following celebrities to the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7th 2012 in New York

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-          Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli with Brit Marling and Lily Collins, both wearing Valentino Haute Couture  gowns from the Spring Summer 2012     collection 

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-          Brit Marling wearing Valentino Haute Couture  gown from the Spring Summer 2012 collection and carrying a Valentino Garavani clutch from the Spring 2012  collection


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-          Lily Collins wearing Valentino Haute Couture  gown from the Spring Summer 2012 collection and carrying a Valentino Garavani clutch from the Pre Fall 12/13 collection

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-          Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Valentino Haute Couture  gown from the Spring Summer 2012 collection 



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-          Kimberly Chandler wearing a Valentino jumpsuit from the Fall 12/13 collection 

  
VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2012
HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION
Femininity is en plein air, out in the open. An impalpable, subtle sense of abandon creates sensuous, emotional balances. Luxury is expressed in an evanescent or palpable design with lines that fade away – like a dream that vanishes from awakening – into a delicate, sensual pallor. For the Valentino Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created diaphanous haute couture that is luxurious, fragile, and evocative.


The collection is pervaded by a desire to return to a real, more intimate dimension of life and style. Virginal, bucolic and vivacious, it prefers whispered introspection to loud exhibition. Convinced that contrast – balanced and never calculated – is the essence of modernity, Chiuri and Piccioli use a striking graphic approach to offset the delicate mood, tempering sweetness with unexpected combinations. They also remove material and conceptual weight, transforming the surfaces of each outfit into dreamy, detailed textures.


 The result has the fragile look of filigree and the same oneiric opulence. The silhouette is distinct yet nuanced. A sense of elegant movement prevails. The chaîne taffeta ball gown is cinched at the waist and opens into a full skirt with delicate aplomb. Smock details embellish the bodice of the sleek tunic. Frivolous indulgence and a search for purity intertwine and alternate. The cotton suit with geometric motifs diverges from the bustier with a distinctive design. The blouse with embroidered yoke is worn with tapered trousers.

 Elegance expresses shy, feminine grace: tall embroidered collars accentuate the face and eyes, and small capes cut a mysterious, proud figure. Fabrics such as cotton, taffeta, and chiffon are silky and evanescent, precious and pure. Chaîne motifs and watery prints create nuanced color combinations on white backgrounds. Subtle tracery-like embellishments blend with the fabric, yet are eye-catching. Cut-outs create geometric patterns, textured lace is applied to fragile mesh, quilting creates diaphanous designs, and bouillonné motifs turn ripples into decorative elements. Opulence is a private indulgence, hidden from prying eyes.

With this collection, fashion is like a precious jewel and the result of a real – not utopian – conviction that life is a dream.
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Very fresh, a little girlie and lots of sophisticated, grown-up chic! 

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1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is
also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/
BRUE-8LT475
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The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.