Valentino will be taking there couture gowns on the road over the next six months, with the first stop to New York in December to present the offering as it opens its Fifth Avenue store. Next they will be showing as usual in Paris in January during Couture Week, Rome in July to coincide with another flagship store opening and then the label plans to return to Paris for the couture shows in January 2016. Valentino is a fashion couture brand learning to focus on putting themselves where the customers are.
Yesterday The Rodin Museum experienced Raf Simons artistry at the Christian Dior Show. Spectators included Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Valerie Trierweiler, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, the Arnaults and Bianca Jagger. Beginning with ballgowns the second set was more sporty featuring a grey silk jumpsuit with zipped details. The showing also came with a very luxurious aesthetic of coats in mink, chinchilla and cashmere. Dior also presented a collection featuring Eighteenth century-inspired fop coats in heavily embroidered pastels, and then a number of dark navy pea coats with exaggerated taped shoulder detail. Simons’ approached time travel in his own unique way, with an aim to bring history up to date.
It’s currently couture fashion week and it was the stars in the audience of the Chanel show that have got everyone talking!! Rihanna went braless in a ankle length white cardigan and draped herself in pearls. While Kristen Steward wore a vintage white tweed jacket and gave it a hard edge with black hot pants and leather gloves. In the words of Coco Chanel “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”, take note ladies!