- fashion designer, who makes more than a dozen collections a year, Valentino
- an avid collector. These two passions of the great couturiers perfectly complement each other. In geometric patterns cashmere coat suddenly emerges a mosaic or a Muslim Moroccan kilim. Small overhead shoulders, wasp waist, narrow hips, the diagonal assembly, peas, 'zoo' image, bright red and white colors - these are traits which once you learn the style, Valentino
. Emphasize the beauty of women - his main goal.
First, he presented his collection in 1959 in Rome, had already manifested all the features of the wizard look - slim silhouette, the finest fabrics, intricate embroidery, delicate fur detail, everything that makes a woman a woman. Even in the era of minimalism, Calvin Klein and deconstruction Xelmuta Lang, Italian, nicknamed Mr 'Le Chic', remained a fan of luxury, which glossy magazines name the word 'glamour'.
The collection of 1999, he included several dazzling white dresses. Couturier believes this color 'happy' and continues to experiment with it.
But the true passion for fashion to red. 'Red - the best color. It is suitable for any woman, just need to remember that there are more than 30 different shades of red ', - says Valentino
. The same range of around couturier in life. In the bedroom - white, nautyuzhennye sheets Portoflno, on the windows - dark red curtains. But the Russian culture with Valentino
special relationship. His collection of antiques, indeed, boundless. 'In Paris I - the king's silver salt cellars in London - Russian furniture of the XIX century, in Rome - Chagall. Some things are in each of my homes', - he told journalists.
Collecting for a designer not only passion but also a source of inspiration. Even at 69, he sewed a red coat sable fur, which is called 'Tartar'. He wore Jackie Kennedy. In 1988 he left an indelible impression on Valentino
made a cup of his first wife of Peter I Evdokiya Lopukhina. The result appeared jacket, richly embroidered with gold thread. Final Fantasy on a Russian theme was the dress of silk chiffon with a hologram St. Basil's Cathedral.
Not surprisingly, fans of creativity Valentino
become the finest women of the world. Actress Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, Princess Firyal Jordanian and British - Margaret - his client's permanent. For 40 years, surrounded and inspired couturiers are real beauties. In the 70's his muse was an Italian countess Pilar Crespi. In the 80's - Countess Georgina Brandolino. Today - Bulgarian Princess Rosario. This petite brunette is developing a youth line Valentine - 'V-Zone'. She lives in the UK and brings in an elegant collection of masters of the diversity of London's streets
. The new collection spring-summer 2002 Valentino
released lace pleated dress, strapped to the waist with a satin corset, with lace adorned almost every detail of the collection.
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