50 Years of Valentino

If you happen to be in London in between 29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013, then you must stop by the Somerset House, which will host the ‘Valentino: Master of Couture’ exhibition. According to their site, it will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow. As you can see, this is a rare occasion for the rest of us to be as close to any of the breathless Valentino haute couture dresses. I can’t think of anything more beautiful!

The exhibition will be ‘divided into three sections; visitors will start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of the life of the master. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view a staggering one hundred and thirty Valentino haute couture designs. […] The final section will unpick the painstaking processes of crafting couture exemplified by the stunning wedding dress of Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, demonstrating the beauty of the work of les petit mains who sew each stitch by hand.’ For more info, make sure to check their site. Click continue for some beautiful Valentino haute couture from the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.

Sources: somerset and stylesight