No one understands red quite like Valentino. In a sweeping celebration and exploration of the Italian Maison’s relationship with the color, Rosso Valentino mines more than fifty years of one of fashion’s most meticulously preserved archives for a definitive catalogue raisonné featuring over 180 of Maison Valentino’s most iconic dresses and accessories, from legendary silk ball gowns and haute couture chiffon creations to nappa calfskin “Rockstud” slingbacks and VLogo Signature buckle belts with antique brass finishes.
Spanning the eras of Valentino Garavani to the current creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, the title illustrates Valentino’s unparalleled connection to one of the world’s most passionate, seductive, powerful, and culturally symbolic colors.
About The Author
Charlie Porter is a writer and a curator whose most recent book is What Artists Wear. He writes for titles such as Financial Times, New York Times, Luncheon and i-D, and has worked at The Guardian, British GQ and Fantastic Man. He was a juror for the Turner Prize in 2019, the same year he curated the group show Palimpsest at Lismore Castle in Ireland.
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