When Valentino retired in 2008, a certain kind of beauty also retired. It was a beauty that loved beautiful things, beautiful places and beautiful people. But it was a beauty that also understood the true meaning of being beautiful; it has nothing to do with perfect features, beauty is an attitude.
The bee is one of the oldest emblems of the sovereigns of France. And of the last emperor, Valentino.
A Lesage embroidered cream wool jacket by Valentino Couture from the 1970s with decorative top stitching.
The armholes are high and the sleeves are narrow to the arm.
Beautiful bee embroidered in silk floss and a golden metal thread. Tiny black beaded eyes.
Why don't you wear it with...
Chloe wide-legged courduroy pants for a Seventies meets 2011 look.
Chloe pants available on Net-a-Porter