Valentino Retrospective Showing Exclusively in Brisbane

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BRISBANE.- A major retrospective exhibition of the House of Valentino is being shown exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane from August 7 until November 14, 2010. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said ‘Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future’ incorporated a stunning array of Valentino Garavani’s haute couture designs from the late 1950s through to his final collection in January 2008, as well as recent creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli – appointed in October 2008 Creative Directors for Valentino – highlighting the future direction of this most esteemed fashion house. Valentino was the first couture house outside of Paris to be officially recognised by the French Government. ‘The retrospective of 100 ensembles includes some of the most important haute couture creations originally shown in the exhibition ‘Valentino: Themes and Variations&