Pamela Golbin: Valentino Couture Themes and Variations

Gorgeous coffee table book beautiful photographs and information on the themes and variations in several seasons worth of fashion from the Valentino fashion house Great for thumbing through when you need inspiration on a special day Even thoug. The name Valentino has been synonymous with high fashion for almost fifty years Based in Rome Valentino is only one of two couture houses recognized by the French government outside of Paris His exuisite designs are coveted and worn by young Hollywood and high society the world over On the occasion of his last couture collection presented in Paris in the spring of 2008 this landmark book celebrates forty five years of Valentino’s remarkable career Published.

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Ntations of the couturier s acheivements Maybe the pieces chosen weren t special in and of themselves or there simply weren t enough of them shown to represent themes properly but I am sure that Valentino is much than this book paints him to be. D commentary on the dresses by Valentino himself In addition unprecedented photography by François Halard of Valentino’s last fittings and backstage of his runway show reveals Valentino’s private world for the first time Valentino On Valentino a chapter of first person accounts of the designs of these iconic dresses along with Valentino’s commentary on his fashion will make this publication uniue in the study of Valentino as a cultural and artistic icon.

H this book purports to explore the range of themes styles and inspirations behind Valentino s work I found it rather lacklustre There were sections which covered lines patterns and motifs but I didn t feel that any of them were accurate represe. In association with a prestigious exhibition at the Museé des Arts Decoratifs’s famed costume department in Paris this volume focuses on Valentino’s haute couture creations highlighting the most important and iconic creations of his half century in fashion through recurring themes in Valentino’s work variations on the ideas of volume line and texture as well as motifs such as geometry pleats and flowers through new photography sketches fabric samples an.

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