9/06/2007

Ciao Valentino!


Valentino Garavani was born on May 11, 1932 in the town of Voghera, Italy. In the 60's he started his fashion house, Valentino. His first show, in 1962 was a success, and Valentino entered the fashion world. Soon he was dressing European royalty and American socialites. Jackie Kennedy wore a white Valentino dress to her wedding with Greek millionaire Aristotle Onassis. In recent year Valentino has became synonym with red carpet style, with celebrities all around the world wearing his glamorous confections. This summer Valentino celebrated his 45 years in the fashion business with numerous star studded events.

Valentino's trademark red color, known as rosso Valentino, is a combination of 100% magenta, 100% yellow and 10% black. His dresses are always glamorous, dreamy and romantic.

This week Valentino announced that he is retiring from the fashion world. He will complete his work in January, after showing his ready-to-wear collection in Paris in October and his couture collection in January. Alessandra Facchinetti has been appointed as the fashion house's new creative director for womenswear. She has been seen for years as a rising star of Italian couture and one of its most promising talents. She previously worked at Gucci, where she took over from Tom Ford.

Here some of the best looks from his recent collections starting with his signature red dresses, stars wearing his designs, and Jackie Kennedy on her wedding day.

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16 comments:

art kids said...

how can the Rosso Valentino simultaneously be 100% yellow AND 100% magenta?

coco said...

that is sad news
i love his collections
great post and great picture choices
I'm a little sad Tom Ford wasn't given the role of next designer for the label
x x x

Carolina Lange said...

I love his work, he is fantastic!

Filó said...

The man of the RED, yes its very sad, i love is work!!
Great, post.
kissesssssssssss

Trendini said...

his red dresses are fabulous...all of them...and so timeless...its sad to see him go :(

Kat said...

Valentino will be sorely missed, his dresses are sensational. He made some of the must beautiful red carpet dresses for stars over the years and some of these will never be forgotton.

lisa mona said...

oh pitty. i loved his 'rosso Valentino' dresses. great post:)
p.s the title though scared the hell out of me at first for an obvious reason :S

YSLfashionista said...

Yeah you should! Great post...Valentino's designs inspire me so much.

penelope said...

his dresses are fab and the celebs nvr fail to look drab in his pieces!!
but 100% magenta, yellow and 10% black?! isnt that abit too weird?! haha!

anyhow thanks for d comment! glad u loved the pieces!

Mrs Fashion said...

I love your pictures!
x

Romeika said...

Oh he has definetely achieved a lot in his career, he might retire but his creations and style will always be remembered. I adore the colour red and those pictures you picked are just so beautiful. It's remarkable how his gowns can be flattering to women of different ages and body shapes. He's amazing!

hannah said...

wow. this is a marvelous post. great job.

The Stiletto Effect said...

his collections are amazing! i will miss him :(
kiss
su

G.G. said...

I couldn't be sadder - I wanted to wear Valentino for the Oscars some day. I guess I'll vintage Valentino it, like Julia Roberts did a few years back. I guess a man with as long and as illustrious career as his deserves retirement, but his departure will leave such a void.

fashionista said...

i'm just..crying right now...almost. im so sad. this is horrible. i love valentino.

Asian Models Blogger said...

Great collages of Valentino's work.