When the video of the Valentino Exhibition finally processed and I played it this morning I realized that the picture was small and that many of the exquisite details of Valentino’s designs were lost. So I’ve uploaded a sideshow at Fickr that can be browsed through at a desired speed. I haven’t added much in the way of comments other than identifying the celebrity dresses.
Two things I did notice and several friends who accompanied me to the exhibition remarked on:
- You’d have to be pencil thin verging on anorexic to wear some – well actually almost all – of those dresses.
- Some of the more elaborate ones – bead work behinds, coq feathers at the wrists and neck – would be absolute hell to wear. How the hell would you sit in some of them?
14 novembre – San Giocondo