You know I love all things FABULOUS, therefore it's only natural that I share this amazing and spectacular exhibition with you.
The show is divided into three sections with visitors starting their journey into Valentino's world through previously unseen photographs from his personal archive. Then, the upstairs gallery has been transformed into a catwalk where a staggering 130 exquisitely crafted Valentino haute couture gowns will be on display in the UK for the first time. The clever reverse catwalk makes you the model which the audience members are the mannequins dressed in stunning Valentino couture. AWESOME!
The last and final section gives visitors a look into the painstaking process of crafting couture as exemplified by the intricate wedding dress of Princess Marie Chantal of Greece. Made with ten different kinds to lace, it took 25 seamstresses over 4 months of solid work to create. SWOON!!!
Now courtesy of Somerset House, you can view a sneak peek of what you can expect to find at the show which opened November 29 and will run through March 3, 2013.
Virtual Museum Worn by Anne Hathaway to the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, 27 February 2011
2004 Jennifer Aniston wore this gown to the premiere of her film Along Came Polly © Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum
1968 Jackie Kennedy Onassis wedding dress © Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum