Monday, January 19, 2009

The Valentino Mis-step

This is the third collection for Alessandra Facchinetti at the house of Valentino. Seeing as how her previous ready-to-wear and couture collections have gotten lukewarm reviews at best, many thought that this was her "make or break" collection. In my opinion, I think it broke her, because even though it was a nice and summmery type of collection, it just fell short. Valentino is known as the King of the red carpet in glamour and opulence. Facchinetti's choices for Spring Summer '09 seemed like a cheap knockoff of Valentino's original vision. While I admire her efforts, I just don't think that the house of Valentino is the best place for her, and would rather see somebody like Giambattista Valli because his look is similar to that of Valentino's. My heart goes out to Alessandra because she wasn't a right fit at Gucci and I don't think she is a right fit at Valentino either, which must do a number on her self-esteem. Maybe it'd be best if she just finds a financial backer, and does her own clothing line. To see pictures of the collection, click here and to watch the video click here and select pret a porter's spring/summer '09 in motion.

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