Designer to the Stars Takes a Stroll Down the Catwalk

“When I see them, I remember every single dress,” says Valentino, as he walks down the runway, looking at chair labels in the audience reading “Jennifer Lopez” or “Carla Bruni.” The designer points to dresses worn by the famous to the Oscars — or, in the case of Jacqueline Kennedy, for her 1968 Greek island wedding to Aristotle Onassis.

“It’s a catwalk — but the other way around,” says Giancarlo Giammetti, Valentino’s partner, as he explains the display of dresses along the 60-meter, or 200-foot, “runway” and their focus on high fashion skills. Video close-ups of couture hands later show the works in progress.

“Valentino: Master of Couture” (through March 3), which opened last week at Somerset House in London, has taken a new angle on the much celebrated Roman designer.Read more
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