Jan 10, 2019 | By Sandy Chu
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Not that itâ€™s an overwhelming surprise, but Valentino announced his retirement from the fashion world today, after months of speculation and on the heels of his three-day anniversary bash. The seventy-five year old Italian plans to stage his final RTW show in Paris this October and his final couture show in January. Iâ€™m sure both will be star-studded extravaganzas because câ€™mon: this is the man who has dressed everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Princess Diana to Oprah. When celebs need a simple, elegant, beautifully cut gown for a red carpet event, Valentino has been the man to turn to for over forty years. And so, with Stylesight.comâ€™s help Iâ€™ve put together a basic Valentino primer using his FW07 and couture collections.
You wouldnâ€™t think red would be an easy color to co-opt, but Valentino managed to do it. The designers trademark shade is said to be comprised of 100% magenta, 100% yellow and 10% black, which makes for a whopping 210% redness. Although Valentino is known for his use of red, Iâ€™m in love with the idea of his 1968 all-white collection, which went against the brightly colored fashions of the time and marked the debut of his â€œVâ€™ logo.
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