tis the season to give gifts- my holiday gift to you is valentino! the master of everything chic, glamorous and stylish! this could possibly be the best gift you have ever received- for sure the best gift i’ve ever given!

one of the best designers, if not the best designer, of all time. his style, artistry, designs, homes, lifestyle can only be described as impeccable, taste defined, absolute perfection!

this year marks valentino’s 50th year in fashion. he retired 5 years ago from his fashion house, but he has not retired from the fashion world. always in the forefront, valentino garavani and buisness partner giancarlo giammetti, launched the first ever virtual museum this week. now we can all experience the whole world of valentino, all 50 years, with just a few clicks!

please take the time to experience this momentous moment and 5 decades of fashion history- all available here. first, see the press conference introducing the first ever virtual museum here, hosted by anne hathawy.

next, please visit the virtual museum application online, ready and available for download for both mac and pc systems here. content is arranged in a museum layout where users explore the different galleries and wings covering what would be 10,000 square meters in actual museum. over 300 dresses from the valentino archives, along with sketches, advertisement campaigns, illustrations, editorials, videos of 95 fashion shows and red carpet as well as special event photos. also provided here is an additional tutorial on how to explore the museum.

lastly, please enjoy 50 of my favorite valentino photographs- 1 for each year he has inspired-  his signature red dresses, his homes, his dear friends, his beloved pugs, his celebrity clientele and his beautiful relationship with giancarlo.

valentino-a celebration, a tribute, a gift!

chateau de wideville, valentino’s home near paris

valentino and sophia loren

princess diana in valentino red

jackie and aristotle onassis- valentino wedding dress

valentino and diana vreeland

prince pavolos and marie chantal of greece- valentino wedding dress

audrey hepburn

chalet gifferhorn- valentino’s home is GSTAAD, switzerland

valentino and giancarlo

dear friends

valentino and marie chantal of greece

valentino’s holland park home in LONDON

valentino and jackie onassis

valentino and his beloved pugs

valentino and diana vreeland

valentino and muse natalia vadianova

christy turlington

audrey hepburn

valentino’s NEW YORK CITY home

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  1. Bravo! Fabulous post on a true master of his craft. i own one dress from valentino and it is a much treasured and adored gown that i always feel like a princess in. beautiful post!

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