Monday, 17 December 2012

iconic rose.

it was a gloomy Friday when i was hardly able to wake up to join my classmates and our lecturer to Somerset House for Valnetino: Master of couture's exhibition.
it was raining slightly, i took bus no.15 that led me to the venue and the journey took roughly 50 minutes. getting the student's discount advantage that we only needed to pay for 9pounds for this amazing exhibition. i dont know that much about this designer, i know that he s an Italian, famous for his red dress and iconic rose and i remember the bow shoes that i nearly bought last year's boxing day.

his attentions to details and excellence of works really amaze me that i wish i could afford a piece of his couture dress and i will dream for his wedding dress. lets see in the next 5 more years ;)
our lecturer also let us see his documentary film, namely 'the last emperor' which has been my fav movie recently. it s quite funny when my tutor said that he has grown up his business with his partner, not like Karl Lagerfield who s alone. at first i thought that Valentino has a wife, and of course i was wrong. his partner has the same style as his which i adore much.
“To me it was very important to give the essence of femininity, the essence of glamour, and essence of haute couture, the perfection and the dress. It’s like a sculpture that is done in the body of the lady,”-Valentino
source: wallpaper
his five little pugs that hv been very well nurtured.

there are also a display of his sketches,

 one of his very first collections in 1961,
 has been worn by Julia Roberts. with 'V' detailing,
white chiffon with budellini technique, S/S 1993
 S/S 1968. cream organza evening ensemble with flower detailing worn by Audrey Hepburn. far left
the uber cute light pink organza cape s my fave,

PS: everything is handmade. and they are very timeless dresses. such an investment!


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