Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ciao, Valentino!

"I do not make dresses, because it is the season to make dresses. I make dresses because a dress fits the new picture of a very modern way to dress - you can wear a dress with a jacket, coat or a sweater over it. You can wear a fine sweater under a dress. I don't think there is anything quite so nice. The dress is far more useful than just another wool suit." -- Valentino Garavani
To commence Paris haute couture week, Valentino Garavani presented his last fashion show -- a culmination of his 45 years spent revolutionizing the couturier art. His decadent and delicate designs have always been the ones I would paste up onto my walls as a little girl -- intriguing me with their subtle flounces for years. The one collection that always makes me sigh with resplendent dreams of chiffon and satin, Valentino couture by Valentino Garavani will remain in my lookbooks for years to come.

Alessandra Facchinetti has some satin brocade shoes to fill -- but as she said, "I like a fairy tale." Her predecessor, Valentino Garavani, had mastered the difficult art of fairy tale dresses.

He's also rather adorable looking, is he not? I just want to give him a great big hug and thank him for creating the stuff of little girl dreams and bake him lavender cupcakes.

ex.oh.ex.oh
Miss Couturable
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