Thursday, December 8, 2011
Ask and You Shall Receive (Or, Thank You Valentino and Giancarlo!)
Okay, Valentino didn’t ask me to be the caretaker of his archives, which I asked for in my last post, Spotlight: Valentino & Versace, but he and Giancarlo Giammetti just opened the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, showcasing the iconic Italian designer’s 47-year history with over 180 videos and 5000 images, so you know I am completely freaking out, in the best possible way.
I love that the museum includes videos, original sketches, press clippings, advertising and photos of women wearing Valentino, to help viewers put the clothes in context of their time.
I also love that it is free.
I so hope there is a video, sketch and story attached to the above pink cape, from Fall/Winter 2007, made entirely of pink organdy petals, which has to be one of my favorite articles of couture, from any house at any time.