Valentino Retrospective To Show Exclusively In Brisbane

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Valentino Retrospective to Show Exclusively in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, June 1 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

           'Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future' Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane, Australia

                    7 August - 14 November 2010

   A major retrospective exhibition of the House of Valentino will show exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art

(GoMA), Brisbane from August 7 until November 14, 2010.

   Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said 'Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future'

incorporated a stunning array of Valentino Garavani's haute couture designs from the late 1950s through to his

final collection in January 2008, as well as recent creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli -

appointed in October 2008 Creative Directors for Valentino - highlighting the future direction of this most

esteemed fashion house.

   Valentino was the first couture house outside of Paris to be officially recognised by the French Government.

   'The retrospective of 100 ensembles includes some of the most important haute couture creations originally

shown in the exhibition 'Valentino: Themes and Variations' at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 2008,' he said.

   'The exhibition explores Valentino's techniques and recurring motifs such as ornamentation, the use of

geometric and animal prints, frills, folds and pleats as well as the creative possibilities of volume, surface and


   'Garments worn by Hollywood stars and high society figures such as Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman,

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and others will be displayed along with the stunning black and

white gown Julia Roberts wore to the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001.

   'In addition to a number of ensembles from Valentino's noted 'White Collection' from 1968, the exhibition

features a selection of signature 'Valentino red' dresses, including one from the couturier's first collection - 

'Fiesta', a strapless cocktail dress in draped tulle from Spring/Summer 1959.

   'The exhibition, curated by Pamela Golbin, curator-in-chief for the Fashion and Textiles collection of Les Arts

Décoratifs, Paris, also considers the future design direction of the Valentino label with five recent creations

from the House of Valentino's new creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli.

   'We are honoured to be the exclusive Australian venue for this extraordinary exhibition that will engage

followers of Valentino and fashion lovers from all over the country,' Mr Ellwood said.

   A hardcover companion to the exhibition, published by Rizzoli, celebrates Valentino Garavani's 49

yearcareer, focusing on his most important and emblematic haute couture designs. Valentino, Retrospective:

Past/Present/Future is available for purchase at the Gallery Store and online.

   Exhibition designed and realised by Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, with the assistance of the Valentino fashion

house. Organised in Australia by the Queensland Art Gallery and Art Exhibitions Australia.


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   MEDIA INQUIRIES: Amelia Gundelach,

                    Media Coordinator,

                    Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art 


Tel: +61 (0) 7 3840 7162 or +61 (0) 404 994 985

                    Fax: +61 (0) 7 3840 7257 


           SOURCE:  Queensland Art Gallery                


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