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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Naughty and Nice: Valentino

Last night I attended the opening of the new Valentino Beverly Hills Flagship with friend Laura Kate Brandstein.  This is the first of three new Valentino concept stores designed by world renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield.

The red carpet was flooded with stars - all wearing Valentino.
Alice Eve
Rachel Zoe 
Rose McGowan

Also part of the celebration was the unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Capsule Collection, available only in select stores.  I have always loved the work of Mr. Valentino, and his successors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have kept his aesthetic alive and lovely while also being able to have their own voice to the line.  The Capsule Collection is inspired by Mr. Valentino's "anamalia" prints, used in creative and unexpected ways.  
The black panther dress is my favorite from the small and hard to get collection.

After the party, we headed to the Sunset Tower for a "strolling supper" in honor of Chiuri and Piccioli.  Again, it was star studded, and like any decent fashion event, it had little supper to speak of!
Cameron Silver with his beautiful swans: Galina, Paula Dimarco and Christine  Chiu
With Maria and Pier
The real stars of the evening were of course Chiuri and Piccioli.  They are so gracious and elegant - it was a real treat to not only celebrate with them but also have several chances to speak about their work.  They surely had big shoes to fill, and they have succeeded in keeping The Last Emperor's vision alive.


Claire said...

Love the clothes you chose. I saw the Red Valentino line -very prety- but these clothes suggest "bespoke" and sophisticated woman much more than pret-a-porter. Classic Valentino.

You made me race to the Valentino Shop and see more (

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