With the opening of the Valentino Couture exhibition a mere two weeks away, how to dress to impress?
The fashion exhibition at London’s Somerset House, that will show between 29th November 2012 and 3rd March 2013, will display over 130 dresses by the Italian ‘Master of Couture’, whose designs have been worn by the likes of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Curator Alistair O’Neill invites visitors to reverse roles, as the first part of the exhibition guides them through a 60 metre long catwalk with the Valentino guised mannequins posing as the front row and audience. It will be an exciting and glamorous moment for fashion-conscious visitors and will no doubt draw attention to the visitors’ attire too. The clue is to wear an outfit that matches the sovereign theme of the showcasing, whilst maintaining a modern look that works well on the streets of London.
Keepsake’s Holiday 2012 collection In Full Bloom offers dramatic and bold statement pieces that have been inspired by the age of the original cavalier. Filled with luxurious silk floral prints, lace and gold embroidery, sheer cascading silhouettes and structured symmetry; each style radiates with movement and emotion as it is dressed up in every shape and form. This colourful, exaggerated and detailed collection is passion-filled glamour for the modern Marie Antoinette.
The Australian label brings luxe designs into your everyday lives and closets and is known for its fitted dresses that cut a sleek silhouette. Keepsake is available at ASOS.