Valentino: The King of the Designer Vintage April 19 2022
Recently I was clicking through some of the Met Gala’s best looks (because that’s what people do when they’re waiting for a meeting to start…don’t they?) and came across Rachel McAdams’ name. (Yes, I am just that late to catching up on big events like the Met Gala—it’s been a busy month!) Being a firm believer in both Sherlock Holmes and Mean Girls, I clicked—and immediately fell in love with the Valentino gown she wore for the event. It’s somehow modest yet sexy, solid yet sheer, metallic yet light. And then, when you think you’ve taken in all the details, you notice the gold of the chiffon skirt is actually words—lines from Dante’s Divine Comedy, to be exact. How can any of those things be wrong?
The creators of that delightful little ensemble were Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who up until very recently were both the creative directors of Valentino. The two have been sharing that role at Valentino’s house of fashion since 2008 and continue to churn out unique, creative, and chic designs that have remained a mainstay for the world’s most fashionable people.