IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ROSSO VALENTINO SPRING 2017
LADY IN RED
Rosso Valentino or Valentino red. A color that is a longstanding symbol of one of the most storied couture and fashion houses, a passion that coined a specific reference.
Red has guts… deep, strong, dramatic.
A geranium red. A Goya red…for clothes, it is strong, like black or white.
Those are the words of the legendary Valentino used to describe his love for this intense color, reportedly inspired by the opera in Barcelona when as a teenager, he marvelled at the way women seated in the opera house balconies resembled baskets of red flowers.
The list of Valentino’s star-studded clients in red is long, spanning from European royalty to American socialites to golden screen celebrities - Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Watts, Claire Danes, Gwen Stefani, Lindsay Lohan, and Gwenyth Paltrow, among others.
For the upcoming spring season, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino’s creative director, explores and reinvents red via macramé, taffeta, ruffles, poplin, fringed hems and the iconic Rock studs. As always, grand, opulent, distinctive and quintessentially Valentino.