The exhibition, Valentino: Master of Couture, opens in London on the 27th of November at Somerset House. The show will highlight pieces like Jackie Kennedy Onassis' wedding dress from the 1968 White Collection and the 1992 gown worn by Julia Roberts to the Academy Awards in 2001 (though I think Julia Roberts was gifted the dress she wore and the one in the show, will be a recreation).
I have been very fortunate to have had some incredible, special and extremely rare pieces of very early Valentino at RARE vintage and recently I acquired this 1975 haute couture blouse in silk and lace with a long lace skirt.
"Romantic, precious. All fabrics are beautifully made, very special. Purity, the erasing of every color, of every decoration. Uniqueness. Opening out to new inventions, future creations. Like the canvas a true tailor uses before making a garment. Like a painter's empty canvas. It's a dream. It's the future." Franca Sozzani on Valentino.
It's a dream. It's vintage. It's at RARE vintage...
|Photo from Valentino. Fashion Photography Manual 1960- 00.|
|1975 Valentino haute couture lace and silk ensemble. Size 2/4. Available at RARE vintage.|