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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

A woman's work

Alessandra Facchinetti for Valentino


greying pixie said...

Linda, I should be working and you keep distracting me with temptation to spout off again!

Well, I like this designer. In fact I'm even tempted to go have a look when the A/W 08 collection comes in. I think she's really captured the essence of the old Valentino style that made him great when he seemed to have something to say - it's my idea of really classy, feminine clothing.

There's a grey chiffon blouse I've noticed - a really welcome change from pedestrian black.

Now, no more notices please - I've got to get on!

Linda Grant said...

Indeed, this is by far the best of the couture shows. By a woman, for women.

Toby Wollin said...

Love the clothes, hate the eye makeup. What's up with the 'I'm terminal undead' thing? I'm looking for some happy here.

Mopsa said...

Oh goodness, are they designing for corpses now?

StyleSpy said...

Yes, I'm thrilled about this collection, and very excited about Fachinetti at Valentino. I have a friend who's an SA in a Valentino boutique & he tells me there is some fear in the company, apparently, that the label will lose some of its older, more devoted customers as AF pushes the brand forward. But it is so important that the Valentino label does not become a toe tag on a fashion corpse, and these clothes are impossible to argue with. Brava, Alessandra!

greying pixie said...

I would have thought Valentino's older more devoted customers would love the new collection as it echoes so much of Valentino from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In recent years his RTW has been really awful even on young models, but then he hasn't had much to do with it for many years now. In my opinion most of this collection could be worn by women of all ages.