So I finally got myself along to the Valentino, Retrospective: Past, Present, Future exhibition which is currently on display at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. I thought going during the week, before lunch would mean there wouldn’t be a huge crowd … boy was I wrong. Given the high representation of older citizens, I’m thinking I must have unfortunately timed my Valentino visit with pension pay day.
Still, mum and I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful garments, and did our best to guess which era each item was from (we got a fair few wrong, but didn’t do too badly). The workmanship on each piece is outstanding and many of the designs are absolutely breathtaking.
Some of the garments I could only appreciate from a design or artistic perspective, others I appreciated because they contained elements of great beauty, while others I fell in love with because they were stunningly elegant and seemed to capture the true essence of feminine style.
While wandering the exhibition I did overhear many a funny conversation. Best of all was hearing one of the older ladies say to her friend (in reference to a beautiful Valentino gown from the 1960s), “Oh look … that’s very ‘now’ isn’t it? … I saw one just like it at ‘Noni B‘ yesterday ” … I got a little tickle out of that.
Anyway, after looking at all those beautiful suits and gowns displayed on disgustingly skinny mannequins, there was nothing else we could do but end our visit with a delicious lemon curd tart … yum!
What tasty treat (either visual, aural or edible) have you indulged in today?