About Fashion Designer Valentino Garavani
To get some information I turned first to Simone Werle’s book 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know for information. Simone says that the Italian designer, best known as simply Valentino, “is famous for trend-resistant, dramatic gowns that envelop the wearer in sumptuous luxury”. He opened a haute couture salon in Rome in 1959 and had his first fashion show in Italy a few years later. In 1970 he launched a pret-a-porter line, two years later he introduced menswear and textiles and ba few years after that he added a fragrance. He presented his last ready-to-wear collection in Paris 2007 and his last haute couture show a few months later then he passed his house over to other artistic directors. In 2011 Valentino was presented with the sixth annual Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion and the following year saw a huge retrospective museum exhibit of his famous fashions. He loves intense colors and indeed is the only fashion designer to have a color named after him (a red called Rosso Valentino).
Valentino Crochet Wearables
A bit of knit and crochet made its way into the Valentino spring/summer collection ’12
Valentino crochet front cardigan
NY Times reported that this Valentino dress has 650 hours worth of crochet in it.
Crochet sleeved Valentino
Valentino Crochet Accessories
Other Stunning Valentino Garavani Fashions
They may not be crochet, but these styles are worth a look:
Valentino lace blouse with Peter Pan collar (via affiliate link Beso)
Valentino snakeskin dress also via Beso affiliate link
Valentino floral silk dress also via Beso
Florence and the Machine in vintage Valentino
Vintage Valentino for Aubrey Hepburn