Fashion Icons: Valentino

29 Jun


In the 2008 documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, an interviewer  asked Garavani Valentino, head of the Valentino empire, what women want. “I know  what they want,” he said without the smallest hint of doubt. “They want to be  beautiful.”

It’s a simple premise that not only explains how the designer’s stunning career simultaneously saw him earn the right to design Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding  dress and win the Neiman Marcus award (the fashion world’s Oscar-equivalent) in  the same year, but why his throne atop the fashion world has been assured for so  long (he only recently stepped down in 2007).

It’s that inspired confidence coupled with a natural sense for beauty that  manifests in Valentino’s masterpieces. Dramatic, exquisitely detailed gowns —  like the red taffeta dress from his Fall 2002 collection worn by Anne Hathaway  at the 2011 Oscars — both hug and drape the female figure in places not  previously thought possible, bringing the fabric to life. It’s more than mere  accent: it’s luxury in its highest, most elevated art form.


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  1. Hung

    July 10, 2013 at 1:24 am

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