Valentino Couture

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Valentino Couture Style Reference Thread
General Rules: Welcome to the Couture reference thread. Please post pictures of your bags here with as much information as possible (style name, season, size, price, date of purchase, etc.)

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mga13

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-It was first presented on the Spring/Summer 2008 runway show. It was created for the last Ready-to-Wear collection designed by Mr. Garavani himself.

-Because it was first made for Mr. Garavani's last prêt-à-porter collection and his successor Alessandra Fachinetti rarely presented bags at the runway, Spring/Summer 2008 was the last time the Couture bag was included on a runway show.

-It is made using a complex basket weave technique that requires a trained eye, high skilled hands and precise workmanship. That is why it was named "Couture".

-The Couture bag became famous after Charlotte Casiraghi carried a personalized white version of the bag to Valentino's 45th Anniversary Gala; and thanks to Gossip Girl's character Blair Waldorf's constant use of the bag, gaining instant iconic status.


Here is a picture of one of the Spring/Summer 2008 Couture bags:
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A picture from the Spring/Summer 2008 ad campaign. White Couture (left):
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Charlotte Casiraghi carrying her White Couture Bag personalized with her initials, next to her mother at Valentino's 45th Anniversary Gala:
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Jennifer Hudson also attended the event carrying a Silver Couture Bag:
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Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) in Gossip Girl:
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grace123's Red Couture Bag:

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