Valentino Designs Couture T-Shirt To Benefit the Stiller Foundation


by Ivo Jackson  

What happens if you cross a comedian with a fashion designer?
You get couture for a cause!


ValentinoThis year, Italian fashion house Valentino, global fashion leader for almost half a century, and Ben Stiller, star of Meet The Fockers, Night At the Museum, Zoolander, and other famous comedy films, joined forces to raise money for disadvantaged children around the world.

Elisabetta Ferracini Maria Grazia Cucinotta Nathalie Rapti Gomez
Elisabetta Ferracini Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Nathalie Rapti Gomez

Making its debut September 8, 2011, the Valentino “T-Shirt Couture for the Stiller Foundation” signature t-shirt is a beautiful way to support programs designed to help all children reach their fullest potential. The Valentino Stiller Foundation t-shirt is a delicately designed piece made from nude stretch jersey with lace detail. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, creative directors for Valentino, designed the shirt with versions for both girls and women.

Valentino Stiller Foundation Ladies T-Shirt Valentino Stiller Foundation Girls T-Shirt
Valentino Stiller Foundation Ladies T-Shirt Valentino Stiller Foundation Girls T-Shirt

Half of all proceeds from the sale of the couture tee will go towards The Stiller Foundation’s programs to improve the lives of children around the world. The shirt can be purchased at Valentino boutiques around the world or online at shop.valentino.com. The shirt is part of the Autumn-Winter 2011-2012 Collection.

Ben StillerThe Stiller Foundation, founded in 2010 by American comedic actor Ben Stiller, says that their primary objective is “to promote the education and well-being of children worldwide through initiatives that focus on education.” Ben Stiller is the son of American comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

Since its inception, the Stiller Foundation has focused primarily on providing educational opportunities for children in Haiti through the construction of schools through the Haitian School Initiative, an effort to aid children affected by the earthquake of January 2010.

Valentino has actively supported charities and causes through benefit events throughout the brand’s history. This unique fundraiser is in line with the “modern evolution,” orchestrated by Chiuri and Piccioli since they took over as designers for Valentino in 2009, subsequent to the retirement of founder Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani.

Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri
Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri

The Roman duo are also the creators of Valentino Timeless, a new line of luxury timepieces styled to appeal to the high standards and tastes of fashionistas and watch enthusiasts alike.

If you like Valentino timepieces, you might like Versace watches, as well.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for 40+ 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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Valentino Timeless Mini Gemme Collection


by John Sealander  

The Valentino Timeless Mini Gemme
Even the Name Spells Luxury

Valentino Timeless WatchesThe old French word “gemme” loosely translates as “things made of precious stones.” When the extravagantly bejeweled Valentino Gemme Framed Shoulder Bag became an instant hit with fashionistas, it was only a matter of time before there was a Gemme watch as well.

The original Gemme, with its elegant v-shaped jeweled lugs, set new standards for luxury in the watch world. One fashion writer said “if you could only own one timepiece in your lifetime, then you would probably want to get something like the Valentino Timeless Gemme.”

Valentino Ladies V60SBQ4002IS040 Mini Gemme Collection WatchThe new Valentino Mini Gemme takes its inspiration from the existing Valentino Timeless Gemme Collection. The elegant V-shaped lugs still flank a demure rectangular case. Now, the watch is slightly smaller for a dressier look and features a stainless steel bracelet, instead of the original satin strap. Each bracelet link repeats the v-shaped profile of the characteristic lugs and unifies the classic design. There are brilliant diamonds set on each of the four indices and graceful guilloché engraving enhances the dial.

A special limited edition of the Valentino Mini Gemme with brilliant 40 diamonds set around the bezel is available for a select few.

The watch features a premium Swiss Ronda 762 movement and is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The surgical stainless steel case is also available in yellow gold plate and black IP coated versions.

Valentino Timeless Collections are available in more than 1250 locations in different 70 countries, including 70 directly managed Valentino boutiques.

If you’re looking for an authentic cocktail watch that will complement the most elegant evening gown, then the Valentino Mini Gemme belongs on your wrist. To secure one of the precious gems for yourself, contact your Valentino dealer today.

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Mini Gemme Collection Watch
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Mini Gemme Collection Watch
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Mini Gemme Collection Watch
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If you like Valentino timepieces, you might like Versace watches, as well.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for 40+ 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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Valentino Eden Watch Collection

by John Sealander  

A Temptation for One Who Appreciates Timeless Beauty

Valentino Timeless WatchesFine jewelry has always been an important part of the Valentino experience. Almost from the beginning, a pair of Valentino earrings or a fabulous Valentino bracelet has been the perfect way to accessorize any Valentino outfit. Now, all the artistry and imagination you have come to associate with Valentino fine jewelry is available in a fine Valentino timepiece.

Valentino Ladies V54SBQ9797-S099 Eden Collection WatchThe Valentino Timeless Eden is an authentic jewel watch. This entire collection is almost impossible to dislike. The top ring of each watch is illuminated by a selection of “Very Valentino” pink coral, onyx or turquoise precious stones. Each of the 12 individual jewels is hand faceted, polished and assembled back-to-back on the bezel by skilled craftsmen.

A lovely mother of pearl, or black lacquered dial featuring delicate Clou de Paris decorations and genuine diamond indices enhances the natural beauty of these hand-set stones. A special edition of the Eden, featuring a total of 60 brilliant diamonds placed on both the bezel and the lugs, is also available. The distinctive Eden dial is completed by two attractive raised Arabic numerals at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions.

Each watch in the Eden Collection can be fitted with a genuine crocodile, or calf leather strap for dress wear. For casual wear, an attractive stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp is also available. This elegant timepiece features a premium Swiss Ronda 763 quartz movement that is encased in your choice of surgical stainless steel or black PVD. The ladylike 38mm case is water resistant to a depth of 96 feet.

The Valentino Timeless Collection is available in more than 1250 locations in 70 different countries, including 70 directly managed Valentino boutiques. If you are ready to succumb to the temptations of Eden, contact your Valentino dealer immediately. The beauty of these watches is timeless, but they won’t be available forever.

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Eden Collection Watch
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Eden Collection Watch
Valentino Ladies V54SBQ9401 S099 Eden Collection Watch Valentino Ladies V54SBQ99901S009 Eden Collection Watch

Valentino Ladies V54SBQ6809 S110
Eden Collection Watch
Valentino Ladies V54SBQ91101S099
Eden Collection Watch
Valentino Ladies V54SBQ6809 S110 Eden Collection Watch Valentino Ladies V54SBQ91101S099 Eden Collection Watch



If you like Valentino timepieces, you might like Versace watches, as well.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for 40+ 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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Valentino Lace Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Fulfill Your Fascination with Fashion’s Favorite Fabric

Valentino Timeless WatchesLace is in this season. 2011 fashion collections around the world are featuring lace in everything from shoes and handbags to elegant evening gowns. Valentino practically invented the popular lace trend, and the Maison’s 2011 collections make it abundantly evident that nobody does lace better than Valentino. Celebrities from Kirsten Dunst to Sarah Jessica Parker have been seen in Valentino lace creations recently. In fact, the demand for lace this season has been so universal that Valentino recently released a trendy lace sneaker with top youth shoe brand Converse.

Valentino Ladies V57MBQ4R01IS001 Lace Collection WatchToday’s obsession with lace continues with the Valentino Timeless Lace Collection. The magic and allure of classic chantilly, macramé and point d’esprit lace patterns have been transformed into a beautiful, high-tech lace texture made of rubber that covers the bezel and the entire bracelet. This stunning raised lace outline makes every link of the bracelet unique. A raised floral pattern on the dial brings continuity to the lace design and is embellished by four brilliant cut diamond indices.

This romantic, fashion-forward timepiece features a premium Swiss Ronda 503 quartz movement and is also available with an ETA 2824 mechanical movement with a glass window in the back to display the engraved Valentino rotor.

The Lace Collection is available in three of the most popular colors on the catwalk: black, white and nude. A special version with gold plated accents is also available. The surgical stainless steel case is fitted with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and is water resistant to a depth of 96 feet.

If a pair of lace embellished Valentino pumps or a trendy lace handbag set your heart racing, you’ll love this exquisitely practical watch. A Lace Collection timepiece is sporty enough to wear while shopping, yet has the style and refinement required for your most elegant occasions. Lace quite literally has timeless appeal. From the dark romanticism of Twilight to the bright lights of the red carpet, Lace is always appropriate. If you’re ready for a little Lace in your life, contact your Valentino dealer immediately.

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Lace Collection Watch
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Lace Collection Watch
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Valentino Ladies V57MBQ9R01IS001
Lace Collection Watch
Valentino Ladies V57MBA6R09IS009
Lace Collection Automatic Watch
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If you like Valentino timepieces, you might like Versace watches, as well.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for 40+ 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.

Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog updates. Comments are welcome.