This post is dedicated to the master of fashion Valentino Garavani.
A couple months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Tyrnauer, the director of the masterpeice, Valentino the Last Emperor. He gave us some insigntful information about his experience filming the documentary and tips on how to sustain sucess too. This post is a little overdue but bear with me.
After we watched the documentary Mr.Tyrnauer gave us his review of the movie and described his opinion of Valentino in the most interesting way. He highlighted the pompous yet comical nature of Valentino and the people surrounding him. It was funny to hear him say that the average person would be overwhelmed to be in a room full of those egoes. He said that although he had little to no experience in the fashion industry, he was fascinated by Valentino and his astounding success and chose to follow him around with a camera to capture the work behind his success. He mentioned that filming the "diva" Valentino was an experience that was sometimes challenging, but definately worth it.
Meeting Mr.Tyrnauer was an awesome experience and he gave some great advice too.
1. Hard work and confidence in what you're doing is key.
2. Have someone you can confide in and someone to constantly critique your work.
3. Get an internship ASAP!
**Fashion is a trade, actually anything you do is a trade and a has trade secrets. These secrets aren't learned in school so an internship can open up the door for you to be able to learn these secrets and gain entry into the world you may have never been able to have access to. **
4. Don't be affected by starting small.
**Remember bigger isn't always better especially when you're just starting out.**
5. Finally, don't expect to rule the world in a day, these things take time and dedication.
**Learn your trade!**
Writing this reminded me of all the work Valentino has done in the past and here of some of my favorite detail shots showing them.
Look at the beautiful intricate handwork that was put into the flowers!
I love that beautiful butterfly.
I heart those sparkles! hahah
The contrast of the aqua and gold against the black is absolutely fabulous.
Another beautiful butterfly.
This hat sends chills down my spine. It's unreal...
The lovely purple bow pops so nicely against the red in the outfit
All photos: Style.com, Valentino Spring 2008 Couture Collection
Oh and please excuse the horrible choice of outfit I wore to the event.