Saturday, 23 February 2013

A visionary masterpiece...

Is how I would describe the breathtaking exhibition of the Master that is Valentino. Beautifully showcased at Somerset House, I can understand how and why the tickets have been as sought after as a golden ticket. (More details here )
Grabbing one of the Thursday evening slots I rushed across to the embankment to see this sell out show.
As you enter you are met with a timeline of the rise of the Valentino brand, and showcased in glass cases are Valentino memorabilia from and to famous personal that Valentino has dressed. This leads you to a glass spiral staircase which leads you to the big show. A long catwalkesque carpet flanked each side by sitting and standing mannequins as the audience all dressed in Valentino. Staged by colour palettes with a mixture of eras it is simply breathtaking, including Julia Roberts black & white gown worn at the Oscars.
The detailing and workmanship is exquisite, you truly begin to understand why such gowns demand such a high fee. The exhibition culminates as every haute couture catwalk show does, with the showstopper wedding dress. 
This show is only on until the 3rd March, if you can beg, borrow or steal a ticket for this in the next week, you will not be disappointed... Simply stunning... A true master of his craft. 

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Saturday, 23 February 2013

A visionary masterpiece...

Is how I would describe the breathtaking exhibition of the Master that is Valentino. Beautifully showcased at Somerset House, I can understand how and why the tickets have been as sought after as a golden ticket. (More details here )
Grabbing one of the Thursday evening slots I rushed across to the embankment to see this sell out show.
As you enter you are met with a timeline of the rise of the Valentino brand, and showcased in glass cases are Valentino memorabilia from and to famous personal that Valentino has dressed. This leads you to a glass spiral staircase which leads you to the big show. A long catwalkesque carpet flanked each side by sitting and standing mannequins as the audience all dressed in Valentino. Staged by colour palettes with a mixture of eras it is simply breathtaking, including Julia Roberts black & white gown worn at the Oscars.
The detailing and workmanship is exquisite, you truly begin to understand why such gowns demand such a high fee. The exhibition culminates as every haute couture catwalk show does, with the showstopper wedding dress. 
This show is only on until the 3rd March, if you can beg, borrow or steal a ticket for this in the next week, you will not be disappointed... Simply stunning... A true master of his craft. 

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