I’ve decided to add one more category in VieCouture; Favorite Designers. I know I should have done this long time ago lol.. I mean, we got Favorite Models, of course we gotta have Favorite Designers. Without them, there won’t be any favorite models, oui?
So today I figure that I need to add this new section to spice things up a bit more. And I’d like to start the page with my most favorite and respected designer ever, Mr. Valentino! He’s definitely the man, the master genius and the one who’s responsible for my drooling moments everytime I walk pass his boutiques lol..
Valentino was born with complete name of Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (phew!) in May 11, 1933.
His designs are known to be very romantic, very feminine and always accentuates a woman’s figure. To him, every woman has to look beautiful no matter what. He has dressed numerous stunning ladies for decades, starting from Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis, Joan Collins, Princess Grace of Monaco, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren to the current celebs such as Lindsay Lohan, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Watts and many more.
His apparel designs are divided into 3; Valentino Pret-a-Porter, Valentino Roma and R.E.D Valentino
There are so many accomplishments received by this man, such as the 1967 Neiman Marcus Award in Dallas (this is equal to Oscars in fashion), the 1984 Official Award from Ministry of Industry, the 1985 Grand’Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito by the President of Italy, and the 2006 Legion d’Honneur from President Chirac.
Together with his partner, Giancarlo Giammeti, they found LIFE (initials in Italian for Fighting, Informing, Building and Teaching in February 1990. It’s an association to fight against AIDS.
So much to tell about this magnificent guy and I’m honored to put him as top of my Favorite Designer list. For more of his biography, you can check on his Wikipedia.
Here are some of his latest and gorgeous masterpiece.
Valentino Pret-a-Porter One-Shoulder Gown for US$9,990.
R.E.D Valentino Lace Trim Dress for US$690.