Red’s Fairy Tale Store – Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were inspired by the dreaminess of fairy tales when they designed the new RED Valentino flagship store opened in Milan. The boutique is 175 square meters in size with an overlying color palette of bright white; housing the clothing and accessories collections for the fall-winter and spring-summer 2013 seasons.
The Legacy of Valentino – Coinciding with the upcoming “Valentino: Master of Couture” exhibition, the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum launches a new website giving access to a browser version of the museum. The upcoming exhibit set to debut at the Somerset House in London this Thursday, November 29, will focus exclusively on Valentino’s haute couture designs with over 130 dresses on display. View the virtual museum here.
The Unstoppable – Covering the November issue of Vogue US, pop songstress Rihanna poses in a wheat field wearing a short and red Valentino dress. Lensed by Annie Leibovitz, the Barbadian beauty wears standout looks styled by fashion editor Camilla Nickerson in wild, picturesque settings.
Natural Fall – Style maven Alexa Chung is tapped for the October cover of Numéro Tokyo, photographed by Angelo Pennetta. The British star wears a dress from Valentino’s fall 2012 collection in a garden setting.
Secret Retreat – After an initial preview, we have a full look at Valentino’s fall 2012 campaign starring Frida Gustavsson, Jac Jagaciak and Caroline Brasch Nielsen. The trio poses at the Sicilian Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi in Palermo in the romantic images photographed by Deborah Turbeville. The collection’s leather pieces, Moroccan inspired prints and crystal embellishments shine in the elegant and ornate setting.
Valentino’s Dark Romance – Valentino designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri are adding a touch of seduction to their dossier with the label’s fall 2012 couture showing. Of course the sheer, floor-length and long-sleeve gowns which have become almost a requisite for Valentino shows now are still accounted for, but there is some vamp appeal for autumn nonetheless. An example would be the opening look worn by model Frida Gustavvsson featuring a sheer crepe gown with sensual cutouts worn underneath. Also a change of direction can be seen in the array of jumpsuits, tailored pants and crystal embellished sweaters. Eighteenth century influences are spotted in the collection’s detailed brocades, billowing capes and delicate ruffles for the perfect balance between hard and soft elements.
Valentino Girl – Freja Beha Erichsen fronts the latest beauty campaign from Valentino featuring its ‘Valentina Assoluto’ fragrance. Photographed by David Sims, the Danish beauty shows off the curve of her back in a white gown.
Red Muses – Valentino taps a trio of stars–Frida Gustavsson, Jac Jagaciak and Caroline Brasch Nielsen for its fall advertisements shot by Deborah Turbeville. The Sicilian Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi in Palermo provides the setting with its ornate interior and classic style. The girls wear red looks with matching updos in the elegant backdrop. (WWD)