See Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti announce the launch of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum. Don't forget to download the exhibit after the press conference wraps at valentino-garavani-archives.org.
The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an innovative new retrospective of the legendary designer's work, launches today and in fitting, high-tech fashion the press conference announcing it will be livestreamed at 11am EST. And you'll be able to watch it here with us!
"I was at the Kennedy Center Honors last night so I haven't slept, so things are gonna get funky," Anne Hathaway said, on hand yesterday for the launch of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum at MoMA. "I'm bringing the funk to MoMA!" Hathaway looked gorgeous in Valentino and well-rested from my vantage point, but some awkward moments (at one point she said, while on stage, 'I'd like to invite Mr. Valentino and Mr. Giammetti to invite me to the stage") seemed to confirm that she hadn't slept much (and maybe enjoyed some champers,too).
But Hathaway's kooky emceeing couldn't detract from the truly groundbreaking work Valentino and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti have achieved in creating a virtual museum that houses and comprehensively breaks down five decades of Valentino's work. Hathaway called the museum a "revolution" and that she did not believe that word choice was "hyperbolic." We're with her there. A quick run down of what you'll find upon downloading the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum (here's the link):
When so much of the fashion world seems to be launching retrospective coffee table books and museum exhibitions, Valentino is cutting out the high price tags and long lines with a virtual museum. It's literally an entire museum dedicated to Valentino, but on your computer through a desktop application you can download online on December 5. According to a release, the retrospective museum, which spans 50 years of Valentino, would cover over 100,000 square feet if it were real.
In addition to over 300 gorgeous dresses from the Valentino archives, the museum's content will include sketches, illustrations, ad campaigns, editorials and photos of events and memorable red carpet moments (Jackie O, Julia Roberts, etc). There's also a library of 5,000 images and 95 runway show videos.