The Making of Valentino SS2013

Another Paris Fashion Week has come and gone, and the Valentino spring/summer 2013 collection did not disappoint, as usual. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have been instrumental in transforming Valentino prêt-à-porter into chic, modern—and covetable—clothing and accessories for the under-50 set. Mention Rockstuds, and I can guarantee the heart palpitations fashionable ladies are having aren’t related to a fantasy scene starring a hot rock singer in leather pants.

As part of her highly addictive and extremely well-done Pardon My French series, the affable Garance Doré (with sidekick Anna Dello Russo) gives us an rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of the collection that just debuted on the runway.

If you didn’t see the show, you can watch a replayof Valentino SS2013 Livestream from Paris.

PS: Can you see why the clothing is so expensive? All that hand beading and sewing…the exquisite laces and fabrics…the attention to detail. It is absolute art, pure and simple.

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  1. October 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm — Reply

    Seeing an artist at work is artistry itself!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

    • October 5, 2012 at 9:11 am — Reply


  2. October 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm — Reply

    I really love the Pardon my French videos and this was no exception— probably because it was paired with such gorgeous clothes! The Valentino show really was beautiful!

    • October 5, 2012 at 9:07 am — Reply

      I agree…I don’t usually like to regurgitate news and posts from other blogs, but I just love Garance’s videos! Hope you’re well!

  3. Luba
    October 5, 2012 at 7:48 am — Reply

    love the video !

    XX Luba
    Well Living BLog

  4. Caitlin
    October 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Thank you! thank you! thank you! C.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Let’s work on getting you to Paris or Milan or Rome! 🙂

    • October 6, 2012 at 10:07 am — Reply

      You’re are most welcome, my lovely friend. And yes, let’s work on getting me to Paris for the FW2013 shows…a girl can dream, right?! To be in Paris…Valentino…you…and Lee…ah.

  5. October 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    The Making of Valentino SS2013 via @gritandglamour

  6. October 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    I always find a well-amde high-end design a mystery. It´s nice to have a look ath the behind the scenes.

  7. October 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    This video is so beautiful + I’m loving your blog!


    • October 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm — Reply

      Thank you, Allison!

  8. October 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Looove the video! Hope you doing well hun xx

  9. October 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm — Reply

    The Making of Valentino #SS2013 via @gritandglamour

  10. October 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm — Reply

    The Making of Valentino #SS2013 via @gritandglamour

  11. November 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    Fantastic video – these two had such a big job to fill the shoes of Valentino himself and they have done amazingly! All that beauty on hangers – sigh! How do you “edit out” from so much beauty??

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