Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Valentino Retrospective

Yes it was amazing...truly. It was well worth the early morning and the 4hr journey there. We had a guided tour, which I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to know more about Valentino and his divine craft of haute couture , which I learnt means high sewing. All of V's garments are ALL hand sewn. Every piece. And none of them have price tags under 6 figures, not that those figures are ever revealed.

No picture taking allowed but you can see the collection on this site at the Brisbane Times, I was kind of hoping...these pics I took were in the middle of the exhibition were there was a timeline and a number of dvd's to watch that included runway shows and V's movie

and a number of V's book to look through while sitting. Exquisite.

There were 95 garments to take in, all amazing artworks in their own rights. I would highly recommend this exhibition to anyone interested in fabric or fashion and feel fortunate that I was able to see some of V's collection up close and personal.


Karin said...

I just watched the movie....amazing. I would love to see it in person. The fact that all the dresses are handsewn blows me away!

Anna Bartlett said...

Looks wonderful Nic. It's on my list to go, but we haven't made it yet. Looking forward to it so much.


jacqueline said...

WOW nic, it looks amazing!! I would love to see this in person too! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Wini said...

Dear Nic, Great to hear that you enjoyed it so much! It was truly fantastic, wasn't it? The designs and craftsmanship were amazing. Thx for the gallery link to the Brisbane Times. Sorry we didn't see each other this time. Hopefully we can meet next time! :) Wini xo

Jacky said...

What an amazing exhibition...lucky you (even with the early start and the four hour drive).

I will look out for the movie.

Jacky xox