Wednesday, December 17, 2014

INTO THE ARCHIVES… Valentino Garavani 1968 and Valentino HC SS||2015

The haute couture show that has just been presented on a special occasion in New York [right], reminded me of a beautiful image of Audrey Hepburn. In this picture [left] Audrey is wearing a Valentino gown to the ‘Proust” ball held at Château de Ferrières on the 11th December 1971. The picture was captured by her beloved friend Cecil Beaton and has been published a few month later in the American Vogue.

What NowFashion wrote about the New York event: ‘Valentino took its haute couture show on the road this week. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli descended on New York to present a special haute couture collection they designed specifically to celebrate the opening of the biggest flagship store in the brand’s worldwide stable of shops, on the city’s famous Fifth Avenue. This was the first time in the over fifty years history of the brand that the house has shown its couture creations in the United State and the duo did not disappoint. They even added an extra level of reverence and reference to the heritage of the brand. In a nod to founder Valentino Garavani’s famous White Collection of 1968, from which Jacqueline Kennedy chose her wedding gown to marry Aristotle Onassis, the designers created their own all white line up of one-of-a-kind creations…” [click here for the entire article].