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'07/23/14' Events

VALENTINO OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE ON 5TH AVENUE NEW YORK



Valentino is pleased to announce the opening of its new New York Flagship Store in August 2014.
The 20.000 square feet flagship continues the innovative store concept developed by Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, together with established architect David Chipperfield.

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The 5th Avenute Flagship will carry all product categories: women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, along with a complete men’s collection. The selection of Valentino Garavani accessories will include the new Camubutterfly pieces and Zodiac finger clutches that will be exclusive to Fifth Avenue.The store concept combines old and new in order to generate a Palazzo atmosphere, promoting a new architectural format. An opportunity to offer a one-of-a-kind Valentino experience while catering to an elite clientele in a single bespoke location.

'06/11/14' Events

CASH & ROCKET ON TOUR 2014



After 3 days of driving through 4 countries with 35 cars and 70 high profile women, including Victoria's Secret models and actress Selita Ebanks, television personality and model Jodie Kidd, rock royalty Jo Wood, fashion model Daisy Lowe and Topshop heiress Chloe Green, Maria Grazie Chiuri and her co-pilot Franca Sozzani arrived in London

The third edition of Cash&Rocket on Tour charity event came to an end, with the grand sum of over £700,000 raised for the chosen NGOs: OrphanAid Africa, Shine on Sierra Leone and Sumbandila.
“As a woman and mother, I am very happy to be able to help other women and children. I am profoundly convinced that it is essential to give them an opportunity for development and education, which gives me a chance to give back what I have received” - Maria Grazia Chiuri.

'05/30/14' Events

“CASH & ROCKET ON TOUR” A Very Worthy Cause



Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are once again participating in the third edition of the “Cash & Rocket on Tour” charity event, which will take place from June 5th to 8th, 2014. Seventy women from the worlds of fashion, music, cinema and business will drive from Venice to London.

The donations collected will support Shine On Sierra Leone, OrphanAid Africa and Sumbandila, three very worthy charities. To further support the project, Maison Valentino will donate 20% of proceeds from the sale of several products created by Creative Directors that will be available at www.valentino.com and www.net-a-porter.com and in Valentino boutiques in Paris and London. Maria Grazia Chiuri and the Valentino team can be followed along the different stages of the race through the dedicated donation website: www.justgiving.com

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'01/17/14' Events

THE NEW MEN'S FLAGSHIP STORE IN PARIS



Valentino opens of its first flagship store, at 273 Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, dedicated entirely to the Valentino Uomo collection. This boutique – which is the result of a partnership between Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Creative Directors of Valentino, and architect David Chipperfield, who has also designed the Women’s concept stores – represents a defining moment for the identity of Valentino Uomo.

The design blends classic and contemporary elements in a space envisioned as a maison or a palazzo made of magnificent, timeless materials. The result is an austerely simple and yet intimate and genuinely masculine ambiance. The most striking element is the strength of the synthesis between classic and contemporary, with a few, select items chosen to accentuate and emphasize one another. The new Valentino Uomo store concept seeks a sense of continuity and uniformity throughout the entire store: volumes and surfaces emerge assertively as a bare yet luxurious presence.

The Paris store, which covers a total surface area of 400 square meters, has two floors connected by way of a majestic staircase. The heart of the boutique is found in the main area dedicated entirely to made-to-measure bespoke clothing. Not only suits and coats can be made to measure so too can jeans, allowing for total individual customization. In these rooms reminiscent of swimming pools, each customer can find his own personal style whilst wandering through the clothing and accessories collections, without distractions.

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'11/07/13' Events

COLLECTION SHANGHAI



Valentino’s Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, have decided to create a complete collection of Ready to Wear, Haute Couture and new accessories to be presented at an exclusive fashion show in one of Shanghai’s most central locations on the Bund.

The fashion show will be live streamed on November 14th , at 9pm CST (China Standard Time) at http://live.valentino.com internationally so that audiences worldwide will have the chance to view the special Shanghai runway show. On November 15th, a capsule collection from the show of ready to wear and accessories will immediately and exclusively be available for purchase at the new Valentino Shanghai flagship store at IAPM. The Collection Shanghai will be available in April 2014 in all Valentino boutiques worldwide including, among others, the flagship stores in New York, Milano, Paris and Rome.

Please stay tuned and visit www.valentino.com for further information and updates on the availability of this exclusive collection.

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'10/18/13' Events

THE NEW FLAGSHIP STORE GRAND OPENING



Located at IAPM Mall along Huai Hai Zhong Road, in the heart of the city’s business district, the new Valentino Flagship store boasts an impressive 2 storey facade window display facing Huahai Zhong Road and is over 790 square meters.

Designed by renowned architect David Chipperfield, Shanghai will be Valentino’s 2nd largest flagship store after Milan, while still maintaining the character and atmosphere of a palazzo – a personal space, not simply a shop. David Chipperfield’s interpretation of the space and its sequence of areas, almost as fast-paced as a tracking shot in a film, express a solemn, intimate mood that can be rarely found in a traditional boutique. Combining the old and the new, it is a majestic space that embraces the future and the past.

For this special occasion Valentino’s Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have decided to create a complete collection and series of accessories to be presented at an exclusive fashion show in one of Shanghai’s most incredible central locations on November 14th 2013.

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'10/04/13' Events

OBJECTS OF COUTURE



On the 1st of October 2013, Valentino presented the new Valentino “Objects of Couture” book at Gagosian Galley, in Paris. With specially commissioned photography, this unprecedented volume celebrates a legacy of accessories designed by the legendary Couture House of Valentino.

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The lavish tribute to the Couture House of Valentino’s accessories line is exceptionally timely: since the long-time accessories team, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, took over as the Creative Directors for Valentino back in 2008, the house has experienced record-breaking success and received international acclaim. Known for their daring approach redefining femininity, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s continuance of accessories design has only magnified the line’s popularity.

The book showcases commissioned images and artworks by various well-known artists - David Bailey, Luisa Lambri, Nobuyoshi Araki, Duane Michals, Scheltens & Abbenes, Philip-Lorca di Corcia and Douglas Gordon - of over 300 of the house of Valentino’s most well-known accessory designs.

'06/13/13' Events

CASH & ROCKET 2013



Empowering women to do something, not just be something.

On June 13th 2013, the second annual Cash & Rocket tour and fundraiser will kick off, challenging a group of seventy influential women to raise awareness and funds for three notable African charities, Shine On Sierra Leone, OrphanAid Africa and Sumbandila.

This year the Cash & Rocket Tour has partnered with Valentino and other great names from the world of fashion and luxury. Drivers will include the founder herself, entrepreneur Julie Brangstrup, Valentinodesigner Maria Grazia Chiuri, Margherita & Teresa Missoni, Delfina Delletrez Fendi, Patricia Arquette, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Selita Ebanks, stylist Charlotte Stockdale, Betony Vernon, supermodel Jodie Kidd and rock aristocracy’s Jo and Leah Wood. Each driver will be wearing Valentino Rouge eyewear, a must have accessory for any type of road trip.

The four-day road trip will include overnight stops in Barcelona, Cannes and Florence, a daytime event in Forte Dei Marmi and a charity gala in Rome where all the women will be dressed in red evening gowns, very Valentino.

Cash & Rocket have partnered with Crowdrise, the online fundraising tool, allowing the participants to raise funds before and during the trip. All proceeds will go directly to the three selected projects in Africa.


Please donate generously to these excellent causes.
Crowdrise.com/Cash&Rocket

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'06/13/13' Events

VALENTINO SUPPORTING amfAR



This year Valentino’s creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, designed a one of a kind couture gown for amfAR’s “The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show,” part of the 2013 Cinema Against Aids event in Cannes.

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Forty top models participated in a spectacular runway presentation of one-of-a-kind gold looks with gold jewelry, all to help raise funds for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Carine Roitfeld’s daughter, Julia Roitfeld modeled the unique gown at the fashion show and the Valentino gown along with all other items auctioned on the night raised a grand total of $25 million. Valentino is very proud to support amfAR’s continuing fight against HIV/AIDS.


To get involved visit: Amfar.org/Cinema Against AIDS

'05/07/13' Events

MET GALA NEW YORK 2013

This year's 2013 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum New York had the exciting theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture”. Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli dressed Gwyneth Paltrow in a custom made couture gown in “pink coral” silk gazar with an insert of nude tulle around the shoulders.
Maria Grazia took the theme to heart by adding punk green highlights to her hair do. Friend of the house Ginevra Elkann wore a a hand-embroidered Valentino Fall/Winter 2012 Haute Couture gown.

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'02/22/13' Events

VALENTINO PARIS STORE REOPENED



The Paris Flagship Store reopened the 23rd of February with the new Valentino vision, conceived by Creative Directors and world renowned architect David Chipperfield.

Visit the Store at 17/19 Avenue Montaigne Paris, France
Click here to see the map

'01/17/13' Events

LIU BOLIN FOR VALENTINO CAMOUFLAGE COLLECTION


Saturday 12th January 2013, Valentino Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, hosted a special cocktail at the Valentino store in Milan, to celebrate the launch of the new camouflage men's collection.
Liu Bolin renowned Chinese artist was a special guest at the event and he created an original art piece live.

“I was also more than happy to accept this new collaboration.
Disappearing amongst the mannequins and the clothes in store was like going back to my artistic roots. For my performance series of photographs 'hiding in the city'I had originally chosen to wear a military uniform then for various reasons I decided on a Maoist uniform. During the Valentino in store event I wore the trousers from that uniform, shoes and jacket were instead from the Valentino camouflage collection.
These pieces reminded me of a time when I had considered entering into a military career, which I then abandoned for my artistic vocation”, the artist says.

The camouflage men’s collection is new this season, it is edgy yet still has the sartorial couture spirit of the house.
The color palette comes in masculine green, camel, blue, black, grey and ivory with splashes of rust, red and acid green and ranges from outer wear, accessories and small leather goods.


Discover the entire collection here

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'09/28/12' Events

SHOE ROOM

Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli know how to dress women and they know what they want,shoes,shoes and more shoes.Shoe Room is the latest addition to the Valentino on-line shopping experience.
To celebrate the launch of the world’s largest virtual shoe boutique Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo designed a very special Rockstud, red studs on red leather, iconic yet classic Valentino.
This covetable and collectable Rockstud will be available online only.

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'09/04/12' Events

THE 69TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



The 30th of August at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice, the House of Valentino threw a party with W Magazine celebrating the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli marked the occasion by designing a luxe eyewear collection.
For the Creative Directors, the film festival was the ideal place to launch the new eyewear models since they often look to Italian cinema for inspiration. Here Festival host Kasia Smutniak is photographed pool side just before the party with Stefano Tonchi, editor of W Magazine, and the Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

'06/08/12' Events

CONVIVIO


Valentino proudly participated in Convivio, an annual event held in Milan to support the fight against AIDS.
The Maison of Valentino contributed to the Convivio event by creating a limited edition pop up Valentino store. Proceeds from sales went directly to various projects working on AIDS prevention and research, such as ANLAIDS (National Association for the fight against AIDS).

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'05/10/12' Events

50th ANNIVERSARY


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the maison, Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have launched a special project that combines present and past with dazzling continuity: a capsule collection, a cohesive collection of ready-to-wear and accessories in different animal prints: giraffe, jaguar, tiger, cheetah, zebra and panther.

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This special project is based on the awareness that innovation is fueled by tradition, and that contrast is the essence of modernity.
Working with utmost lightness, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli establish their vision of contemporary style in an iconic moment for the maison bringing it to life without nostalgia, focusing on the evocative power of unusual combinations.

'05/08/12' Events

COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA 2012



Brit Marling, the multi talented writer, actress, producer and director, and Lily Collins, emerging actress and daughter of English musician Phil Collins, attended the Costume Institute Gala at the MET, 8th of May 2012, in New York City with Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

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Fashion industry experts and style magazines consider the Gala, which is hosted by Vogue, to be the fashion world's best red carpet event. Brit and Lily wore Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 gowns.

'02/23/12' Events

VIA MONTENAPOLEONE 20



Milan. The new Valentino flagship store on Via Montenapoleone has the character and atmosphere of a palazzo – a personal space, not simply a shop. Combining the old and the new, the store clearly communicates Valentino’s latest directions.

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An enfilade of rooms, each with a different aspect of the collection, not only separate the different types of merchandise but are also imbued with distinct atmospheres created by a custom palette of colours, textures, surfaces and light. The architecture is designed to complement the pieces on display, making use of a range of discreetly opulent materials – grey Venetian terrazzo with Carrara chippings, timber, marble, glass, thick leather, and soft carpets – to focus attention on the collections and evoke a sense of intimacy.
The design unifies these individual rooms into a consistent experience by surrounding an inset floor panel made of timber parquet, marble in

black and white chessboard patterns, or wool and silk carpet, with a continuous Venetian terrazzo frame. In many cases, the challenging angles typical of found spaces have been enclosed within the walls to create rooms which demonstrate idealised geometries.
Wall finishes vary from room to room, including mirrors which have been sandblasted alternately on both sides, and custom-designed panels of extruded gypsum plaster or borosilicate glass tubes, to give the effect of frozen curtains running behind the clothing.
At each threshold, the terrazzo rises from the floor to line the doorway, emphasising the thickness of the walls.

In contrast to the solidity of the architectural elements, the collection is displayed on slender polished carbon-fibre racks and shelving around the perimeter.
These fixtures incorporate LED lighting, allowing each shelf or rack to be individually and almost invisibly illuminated.
The overhead lighting strategy reflects the variety of finishes and spaces, combining concealed ambient lighting and clear white product lights around the periphery of the rooms with warm lighting or decorative chandeliers in the centre.

'02/21/12' Events

THE NEW STORE CONCEPT

"Our vision of the Valentino world comes from a desire to create an aesthetic that speaks to today’s public with a different sensibility and perspective than what is traditionally associated with the maison (the digital revolution and the visual culture of the plug generation have influenced everyone) while preserving the important aspects and identity of the brand such as, grace and elegance.

Excess is eliminated, while a perceptible yet impalpable airiness remains. Heritage and style unite in a new concept of the future that is not nostalgic yet suggestive of memories past.
We wanted that same concept and vision to become the spatial leitmotif in the boutiques, expressed through visual and textural elements and a distinctive succession of areas. We immediately thought David Chipperfield was the ideal person to interpret this concept due to his amazing ability to organize and design spaces, to create a mood with surfaces, and to cleverly alternate open and closed elements.

Mr Chipperfield possesses a rare gift of synthesis and has successfully translated Valentino’s iconography in a flowing, timeless manner, by playing with contrasts and using minimal Baroque embellishment. Working with him was not only a wonderful idea, but it also marked the beginning of a reciprocal, prolific creative dialog. David Chipperfield’s nomination as the Director of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, which will be held in Venice from August 29 to November 25, arrived last December while working together on this project. We are proud to have asked him to be a part of our vision of the Valentino maison.”

This also refers to the close relationship that we have established with our customers. Mr. Chipperfield interpreted this aspect through the concept of a palazzo, working on a monumental scale and reducing it to a precious, subtle nuance. His interpretation of the space and its sequence of areas, almost as fast-paced as a tracking shot in a film, express a solemn, intimate mood that you rarely find in a traditional boutique.

A sense of coziness and intimacy gradually grows as one moves from the entrance, which separates the palazzo and street, to the dressing rooms: the true heart of the home, in fact, is protected from the outside world. The store is divided into rooms that are There are no sharp corners or angles: everything is curved and soft to transmit an idea of grace and lightness.
David Chipperfield combines the past with a contemporary sense, imagining a space that embraces the future and the past. Majestic and sleek, it has a grand, calm and solemn sense about it. After all, we believe that having a heritage with a glorious past is the true luxury.

'11/21/11' Events

VALENTINO GARAVANI VIRTUAL MUSEUM


Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti Announce Launch of Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.
An unprecedented digital fashion experience showcases five decades of fashion history.

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Mr. Garavani is the first international fashion designer to curate a permanent exhibition of his work in a digital form.

The virtual museum is a downloadable desktop application connected to an online database that uses a real time 3D technology to create an immersive environment. Content is arranged in a museum layout where users explore the different galleries and wings covering what would be over 10,000 square meters in an actual museum. Over 300 dresses from the Valentino Garavani archive were captured for the museum and are organized by theme.

Also, content such as sketches, illustrations, advertising campaigns, editorials and red carpet as well as event photos provide a story to go with each dress. Special events and exhibitions from the pair’s history are celebrated with photos and video – from the 1968 White Collection to the 2011 White Fairy Tale Love Ball. In addition, the application features a media library which catalogues the over 5000 images including dresses, photos, drawings and 95 fashion show videos.

The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum application will be downloadable to all users worldwide from the valentino-garavani-archives.org website. The launch will be celebrated on December 7th, with a party at the IAC HQ in New York City.The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum was created by Giancarlo Giammetti, and designed and produced by Novacom Associe-Paris, in collaboration with Kinmonth-Monfreda Design Project – London. The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum has been realized with the support of Valentino S.p.A.

To download the museum (on or after December 5th) visit: www.valentino-garavani-archives.org

VALENTINO OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE ON 5TH AVENUE NEW YORK

VALENTINO OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE ON 5TH AVENUE NEW YORK

CASH & ROCKET ON TOUR 2014

CASH & ROCKET ON TOUR 2014

“CASH & ROCKET ON TOUR” A Very Worthy Cause

“CASH & ROCKET ON TOUR” A Very Worthy Cause

THE NEW MEN'S FLAGSHIP STORE IN PARIS

THE NEW MEN'S FLAGSHIP STORE IN PARIS

COLLECTION SHANGHAI

COLLECTION SHANGHAI

THE NEW FLAGSHIP STORE GRAND OPENING

THE NEW FLAGSHIP STORE GRAND OPENING

OBJECTS OF COUTURE

OBJECTS OF COUTURE

CASH & ROCKET 2013

CASH & ROCKET 2013

VALENTINO SUPPORTING amfAR

VALENTINO SUPPORTING amfAR

MET GALA NEW YORK 2013

MET GALA NEW YORK 2013

VALENTINO PARIS STORE REOPENED

VALENTINO PARIS STORE REOPENED

LIU BOLIN FOR VALENTINO CAMOUFLAGE COLLECTION

LIU BOLIN FOR VALENTINO CAMOUFLAGE COLLECTION

SHOE ROOM

SHOE ROOM

THE 69TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE 69TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

CONVIVIO

CONVIVIO

50th ANNIVERSARY

50th ANNIVERSARY

COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA 2012

COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA 2012

VIA MONTENAPOLEONE 20

VIA MONTENAPOLEONE 20

THE NEW STORE CONCEPT

THE NEW STORE CONCEPT

VALENTINO GARAVANI VIRTUAL MUSEUM

VALENTINO GARAVANI VIRTUAL MUSEUM
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