Today my friend invited me for Valentino exhibition (thank you Monika!).
Who doesn't know Valentino? You can find a short biography of 'the Sheik of Chic' HERE
I was really excited. His designs are so beautifful, so feminin and all the details so absolutelly stunning.
It was an amazing feeling just be there and see all the dresses.
On the entrance, there was a huge installation of a rose which was displayed in
various colors and decorative patterns. .
One level up and we entered the catwalk. The audience took the form of mannequins which represented the likes of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and the rest of Valentino’s elite clientele. Each mannequin was dressed in one of the many famous pieces, many of which have never been seen outside the Valentino atelier. Each dress has been “crafted diligently by hand, taking hours, sometimes days to complete” for every client of Valentino.
The final parts of the exhibition is the pearl-encrusted ivory silk wedding gown worn by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece. The wedding gown, which took twenty-five of Valentino’s seamstresses to make, featured 12 kinds of laces and had a four and a half metres train.
The final room lets you see behind the closed doors of the Valentino world, which shows “Behind the scenes at the atelier” through a series of specially made films, showing couture techniques (Monika and I tried to remember all of them ;))– most famously, the budellini, which is unique to Valentino.
If you are interested in this exhibition, on HERE there are all infos :)