Valentino: A Retrospective – Part II
That’s the last of my photos for tea noir’s Valentino series. Seeing the collection pieces in real life was evidently a richer experience than viewing runway shots on Style.com. The stitching, beading and other fine details were laid bare to be observed and scrutinised by us common folk. It was also lovely to see the old archive pieces we would have never gotten access to. And while I don’t agree with Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s vision for Valentino, I left the exhibit with a tad more respect for them than I would normally admit. The exact pieces I hated on the runway were swiftly made okay when I realized how much work must have gone into them as I broke the dresses down ruffle by ruffle.
What I wore to the exhibit:
Werqing the Azzedine Alaïa HAHAHA AS IF. And urgh, I have the fattest legs in the world :/ Anywho, ever since I saw a photo of Giovanna Battaglia wearing this Alaïa dress, I have been obsessed with finding a similar version which won’t lead me into debt.
I found my navy blue pleated dress at MANGO, I love how the colour is contrasted with a thick black border at the edges. My art nouveau gold belt is a lucky thrift find from Melbourne and my bag is from COACH, twas a birthday present from my mother. I never thought I’d like the brand (their CCCCCCCCCCC monogram is so off-putting) but I’m eating my words now, I love my bag!