it might just be photo editing, but the dress in this ad has a deeper, richer hue than the one seen on the runway (also below). perhaps it was edited for a more dramatic contrast, but i do like it best.
valentino spring 2009 rtw
it is somewhat strange for me to think of the brand without its designer, now that he has retired. i will be interested and intrigued to see how the design house will carry on. there has been clear indication that the intent is to embody the designer's vision: former gucci designer, alessandra facchinetti, was named as valentino's successor, but was terminated after showing only three collections for refusing to utilize and draw from the master couturier's archives. i am heartened to know that the brand will retain its integrity.