Tuesday, February 09, 2010
"We have always supported the new designers and we love them, but this time we have to distance ourselves from this ridiculous circus.” This is the opinion Giancarlo Giammetti, Valentino Garavani’s longtime business partner, posted on his Facebook page. His icy statement on the new Valentino collection triggered heated discussion. But it’s a pity he removed it shortly after from the site because, he claimed, the question was becoming too troubled (certainly for dear Valentino). Troubled? No, but sincere and out of control yes. The only trouble is this hideous and unforgettable collection copied badly here and there without shame, and even worse than the one staged by Lindsay Lohan for Ungaro. By the way, we were forgetting, but in the documentary “Valentino: The Last Emperor", Signor Giammetti declares great creative figures like Valentino are not to be found on every street corner (No!) and certainly they don’t come from places like the Saint Martin School... He was certainly right. Now it’s clear where they are found and where they come from! It had eluded us...thanks Mr Giancarlo!