The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.
Adventure as a self examination. An on the road journey to discover and to share. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli undertake an aesthetic exploration of empirical authenticity for the new Valentino Men’s Collection. Protagonists are individuals on a quest of self-discovery, that use books as a guide and stimulus to abandon dogmas and beliefs, combined in an eclectic nucleus, filled with nuance.
A return to the beginning of time, in order to create a change in perspective: a pursuit of an essence that generates everything and is necessary today more than ever. Following the thread of an emotional story embedded in the vital magma of contemporary culture, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli accomplish a new stage of a very personal narrative journey for the Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Looking towards a place both real and stylized they leave Rome, the center and horizon of their own aesthetic universe, behind them, and always preserving their invaluable expertise of métissage and savoir-faire, they land in wild, tribal Africa.
It's time to take attention to Fall/Winter 2015-2016 trends for formal wear. Now is the moment to look for our Christmas or New Year evening outfit.
Immortals colors - black and white are back with a full force in Autumn/Winter 2015-2016. The combination is known for a long time and it is always a classic, but for the upcoming winter season it is up to date, too.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli presented an all-about-Rome haute couture collection for the upcoming cold season at Piazza di Spagna, Rome. The fairy tale gowns are like a poem about the Eternal City in chiffon, silk, organza, tulle and velvet.
The collaboration between designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco is marked by an often unspoken, always intense, creative dialogue. As a design team, Kaufman and Franco have shared a unique fashion trajectory - from designing for Valentino in Rome, to helming the Ungaro initiative in the U.S., to overseeing the entire scope of product at Anne Klein as co-creative directors - before establishing KAUFMANFRANCO in the fall of 2004.
Traveling in style, accompanied by an ever-changing soundtrack, adopting other cultures and worlds as a tool for writing one's personal story through clothing is the journey that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have embarked on for Valentino Men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, presented on June 24, 2015 in France during the Paris Men's Fashion Week (June 24-28, 2015). The result focuses on the man and his inalienable individuality.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
The Eastern Folklore clothing is unique with its colors and forms, motifs and embroideries. That's why some of the world's most famous fashion designers, couldn't resist the temptation to include folklore elements in their Spring-Summer and Resort 2015 collections.
The Zoolander sequel is on. Paramount Pictures announced the news in the most appropriate way possible by having stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson walk out during Maison Valentino’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week in full Derek and Hansel mode.
Sensuality and independence. For Valentino’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli capture the essence of the world of contemporary women, portraying its changes and evolution.
Brand's designers and Creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli showed images drawn from the heydays of the Ballets Russes in Paris and the Beat generation in San Francisco, both of them moments when poets, painters, and wild-eyed dreamers came together to create something new.
Luxury fashion house Valentino was among the labels, which presented their Haute Couture collections in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015). The message of the collection is: mankind can embrace the true meaning of life only through a rediscovery of love.
Green in a variety of shades - olive, bottle, khaki, pine, hunter green, forest green, moss green - is definitely one of the key colors in men's wardrobe for Fall-Winter 14/15.
The theme of the collection is 'Travels through 18th century Italy'.
New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Gala will once again celebrate ballet and fashion with a program that will include three world premiere ballets by Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, and Troy Schumacher,as well as existing works by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, all featuring costumes designed by an international roster of some of the fashion world’s most renowned talents: Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera,and Mary Katrantzou.
For the upcoming cold season, one of the hottest fashion trends will be the timeless aesthetics of old movies gentleman's looks.
Roberto Cavalli created two special outfits for of Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour, which begins this week.
After we've made an overview of Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection, let's take a look at Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's offers for gentlemen, presented at Paris Men's Fashion Week.
'A sense of relaxation prevails, volumes are soft while patchwork and intarsia are tactile and spectacular. Classic materials come in masculine colors, such as indigo blue, gray, camel and felt', said from the brand.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 2, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, in which they continue their 'Medieval princesses' theme.
If you splashed out on statement jewellery for AW13/14, you’re sorted for the summer. New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week catwalks were packed with statement pieces from all the top designers. Jewellery has the advantage of being able to perfectly pull together an outfit and add a special twist even to standard basics. Buying the right accessories can immediately update your seasonal wardrobe, so don’t hesitate to start planning your SS14 must-have collection.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 12, 2014, by NBC.
Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Amber Heard did attract the attention with high-waisted bare shoulders dresses but in different colours.
Prints are one of the main tools for the design and formulation of all types of clothing. They set the mood and the influence of clothing, and contribute to the shaping of the main trends of the season. The trends for Spring/Summer 2014 promises to be bright and energizing . The selection is made based on some of the most popular fashion designers and brands presented their spring-summer collections.
Elegance and serenity on the presentation of Valentino Spring-Summer 2014 collection on October 1, 2013, during the Paris Fashion Week.
'The collection is a journey amidst elements borrowed from imaginary ethnic groups,' stated the show notes at Valentino. 'Subtle almost imperceptible references are blended in a vertical silhouette with a sleek sense of regality.'
It combines the Italian aristocratic look with Balkan-style ethnic patterns.
Valentino Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli
'Valentino' designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showcased feminine, romantic and mysterious Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2013/2014 on July 3, 2013, in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
It includes cinematic-inspired elegant cover-ups and breathtaking dresses, featuring lace and embroideries of lion's heads, bees, beetles and dragonflies.
On Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, were shown famous designers’ most breathtaking creations during the Costume Institute Gala exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture". The annual event was co-chaired this year by Rooney Mara and Beyoncé, who was glamorous on the red carpet with long dress in black and flamy orange!
One of the most popular Bulgarian models Kremena Otashliyska, marched in the four fashion cities – New York, Paris, Milan and London – this year. She made the incredible 52 shows for top designers such as: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavali, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Iris Van Herpen, Elie Saab, Armani, Fendi, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lavin, Kenzo, Louis Vutton, Carven, Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli, Giambattista Valli, Viktor & Rolf, Prabal Gurung and many others, said the fashion agency 'Inter Models'.
Valentino relies on sensuality in its brand new designs in lace and fur. The Ready to wear Fall/Winter Collection was shown at the Paris Fashion Week, March 5.
The fashion show started with simple dresses in black and blue. They were in solid colors but the intricately designed collars and cuffs added a vintage charm to them.
Valentino Haute Couture Collection Fall-Winter 2012/2013 was presented at Paris Fashion Week in July. Although the iconic fashion designer retired in 2008, the creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have been maintaining the classic, high end Valentino style. The collection for Fall-Winter features a range of satin dresses, brocade jumpsuits, embroidered jackets and floor-length capes.
Shimmering fabrics, embroideries and beautiful prints, mainly with flowers and ornaments decorate the beautiful outfits.
This is why I love buying accessories from Valentino you can buy one accessory and double it up as another too! This time around, the luxury brand has on offer 22-carat gold pearl belt-cum-necklace with Swarovski crystals.
This new wonderful design is suitable to combine with other Valentino’s accessories like shoes, bags etc. This is luxury belt it is crafted in brushed-gold brass and accented with blue and green Swarovski crystal.
As shoppers were feasting in the highly anticipated Lanvin for H&M launch yesterday, another well-known chain appears to have caught on to the raging success of the designer/high street collaboration.
Yesterday Gap unveiled an exclusive seven-piece capsule collection designed by Italian fashion house Valentino, which was launched to celebrate the opening of Gap's first Italian store last week in Milan.
In spite of Valentino officially finished his career, the business of his life is continue to live and charm. For the next fashion show designers of the famous fashion house chose the forth Art Week Style.uz-2009 held at Tashent Uzbekistan. With an impressive show he presented the new collection on 16th of October.
Valentino escape from the traditional black and white and blew up the fashion stage with color pageant and luxury.
The 'Umbrella' singer has taken part in a raunchy photoshoot with famed
fashion photographer Steven Klein for the magazine's annual couture supplement.
The Grace Jones-inspired cover of the special publication sees the star clad in a structural feathered Valentino gown and patent knee-high boots, throwing a bucket of water at the camera.
Inside, the daring pictures see the 'S.O.S.' star clad in just skimpy pants, with glitter covering her chest.
Pronovias - the leader on the world bridal wear market demonstrated high class during the fashion show, held in the Catalan capital Barcelona. Over 2000 special guests and official representatives of the brand from all over the world enjoyed the work of the indisputable geniuses – Valentino, Elie Saab and Manuel Mota.
New design, perfect cut, especially created fabrics and tender pastel colours will delight future brides.
Prof. Lubomir Stoykov’s new book World Fashion. Part Three: Italy is already a cultural and aesthetical fact. During its official premiere at Vitosha Park Hotel, it was presented by H.E. Stefano Benazzo – ambassador of Republic of Italy to Bulgaria who is also author of the introductory words. Mr. Benazzo notices: The work of Prof. Lubomir Stoykov has the merit to tell the story of the evolution of the Italian fashion through the stories of our biggest designers from the post-war period until the present, showing that fashion is most of all a result of the labour of really unusually people rather than of more or less inspired persons, more or less anti conformists. I am grateful to Prof. Stoykov, because thanks to him, many Bulgarians who love so much our country, will be able to "understand" the Italian fashion, will be able to explain its language and symbols, rather than only fall in love from first sight.
The stars donated their favourite bags to help raise money for victims of April's earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy.
'Entourage' stars Adrian Grenier and Debi Mazar hosted a glamorous cocktail party at the LA Salvatore Ferragamo boutique to kick off the sale last night (02.06.09), where celebrities including John Legend, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan and Melissa George got to view the articles listed in the sale.
The 77-year-old designer - full name Valentino Garavani - is disappointed by the way people dress nowadays, adding most have no idea how to put together an outfit.
Referring to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala which was held earlier this month, Valentino said: "I think now all the girls look very ugly. I saw the pictures of the Metropolitan gala evening last week and I never saw something more ugly, all the girls have their legs out with the most terrible proportions. No, no, no."
Martina Slavcheva, Miss sIren 2008, and Rumen Georgiev, Mister Bulgaria 2005,
are chosen to be fashion faces of Dizi's Spring-Summer collection 2009.
The models made photos with the impressive clothes, shoes, and bags of the brand. Stylist photographers and make-up artists took care of their impressive look.
Dizi's proposals for spring-summer 2009 include all shades of blue, salmon colour, red and the classic black and white.