Unmistakable Elegance and Eternal Beauty
Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani is legendary in the world of fashion. Few designers have been as influential as Valentino, and none have been more flamboyant. Valentino was already recognized as a top name in Italian Haute Couture when his future was secured by none other than Jackie Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy loved Valentino’s 1964 collection and ordered six of his Haute couture dresses, all in black and white, and then wore them during her year of mourning following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. As his fame grew, Valentino dressed everyone from Elizabeth Taylor and Gloria Guiness to Audrey Hepburn and Princess Margaret.
Valentino was a familiar face to the rich and famous. He became personal friends with personalities such as Vogue editor Diana Vreeland and art icon Andy Warhol. He was one of the first major designers to launch a perfume line and in 1983, he even lent his talents to a redesign of the Lincoln Continental for the Ford Motor Company.
Although Valentino officially retired from fashion in 2008 after selling his company to an Italian conglomerate, his legacy continues. Top designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli were appointed creative directors for the company after Valentino’s departure and almost immediately began to receive accolades from the fashion elite.
One of the talented Roman duo’s first major achievements was the establishment of Valentino Timeless. Their goal was to achieve lasting leadership in the global watch market by translating the unmistakable style of the Valentino brand into a collection of timepieces that would be coveted by the fashion elite.
Today it is evident that their vision was a success. A Valentino timepiece is unique in the world of luxury watches. Each design mirrors the brand’s current couture collections and provides a fresh interpretation of iconic Valentino symbols. The “Rose” Collection, launched in 2008 was available “embroidered” with diamonds. The iconic Seduction Plissé, was based on the flowing, graphic lines of one of Valentino’s famous bows. The stunning “Rosier” was a reinterpretation of the Maison’s famous rose motif.
This attention to fashion and detail continues today with the Valentino Timeless 2011 Collections. The new, jeweled Eden Collection is pure Valentino with its unique selection of precious white agate, pink and red coral, onyx or turquoise stones. Each jewel is hand faceted, polished and set on the watch bezel. The boldly sophisticated Rockstud Collection is available in black, rose, brown and green shades that are perfectly coordinated with the popular Valentino Rockstud bags and shoes. Fashionistas everywhere love this attention to detail.
The 2011 Collection also includes the Mini Gemme, an authentic classic cocktail watch that will enhance the most glamorous occasion. Finally there is the beautiful and original Lace watch that interprets one of the most important current themes in fashion: chantilly, macramé or Point d’esprit lace.
|Valentino Ladies V54SBQ9797-S099
Eden Collection Watch
|Valentino Ladies V59SBQ4009-S009
Rockstud Collection Watch
|Valentino Ladies V60SBQ4002IS040
Mini Gemme Collection Watch
|Valentino Ladies V57MBQ4R01IS001
Lace Collection Watch
The Valentino Timeless Collections provide yet another reason why the brand has become essential to socialites and fashion leaders worldwide. These exclusive watches are available in more than 1250 locations in different 70 countries, including 70 directly managed Valentino boutiques.
If you like Valentino timepieces, you might like Versace watches, as well.
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Gevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Group Gevril operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.
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