A cream-colored Valentino suit, left, a Chanel jacket on the right.
For this week’s Daphne Wednesdays, I wanted to share with you this cream-colored Valentino suit and blouse, of cotton, wool and silk, from the “Chic” section of Daphne Guinness, now on view at The Museum at FIT.
I loved it in the beginning of the documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor when Valentino tells a reporter “I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.”
Exactly. This suit exemplifies that ideal and I adore everything about it, from the color to the fabric to the A-line skirt.
Also note the gorgeous peacock blue ribbon with crystal brooch at the neck, not Valentino, I’m sure, but a personal touch of Daphne’s, which sets the whole look off. A recent profile of her in The New Yorker mentioned “she might accessorize a jacket with a diamond pin attached to the inside of the collar, so that it reflects a discreet, flattering light on her face.”
Daphne Guinness is on view through January 7, 2012.
The Museum at FIT
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New York NY 10001-5992
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: Noon-8PM
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Admission is free