Fashion 7 days is again in whole pressure, and there’s a lot to see. Blink (or scroll as well fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss out on the information: little luggage, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes and diamond dog collars. So as element of a new collection, Wow Moment, we’ll highlight points we saw on the runways that delighted or mystified us.
PARIS — The new Valentino bracelet bag is meant to be observed in movement, wind rippling by means of its ostrich feathers, light-weight catching the sheen of its silk satin and the sparkle of its embroidered crystals as it swings from the hand of some glamorous person. (This individual may not be naturally or holistically glamorous, but the bag on your own could make it so.)
It is decadent. It is couture. It is also not technically new.
The piece, which appeared at Valentino’s spring 2022 demonstrate on Friday night time, is a reproduction of a bag made by the brand’s founder, Valentino Garavani, in 2000 — a single of various products that the recent designer, Pierpaolo Piccioli, stated he made the decision “needed to be seen and worn once more.” It was remade (not redesigned) as portion of his Valentino Archive challenge, which also resurrected and then reproduced for this clearly show a miniskirt set from the 1960s and airy robes from the 1970s.
The 2021 variation of the bracelet bag appeared in neon environmentally friendly and purple, matching the electrified colours utilized for oversize shirts and pleated robes all through the collection. Its 900 dégradé dyed ostrich feathers had been reminiscent of the substantial, considerably-applauded, jellyfish-like Philip Treacy-made hats that Valentino debuted in its couture collection a couple many years back. Tougher to see on the runway was the bag’s bejeweled snake — a further primary Valentino motif — wrapping about the best of the metallic bracelet take care of, which the model stated was designed with 295 Swarovski crystals and eco-friendly enamel to recreate the serpent’s scales.
Supplied the clothes-putting on public’s present hunger for all items Y2K, it is no surprise that one particular of the most eye-catching Valentino Archive parts came from the 2000 couture selection.
Nevertheless there is one thing timeless about the flamboyant design and style glamour is glamour, and it may possibly also appear as no shock that Elizabeth Taylor owned two of the first bracelet luggage. They have been sold at auction right after her loss of life for $9,000 in brown and $13,750 in pink.
Whilst the price tag of the new bag was not instantly offered, the design and style (or an unsettlingly comparable duplicate) often appears on resale web-sites, these as a mint-situation coral variation that bought on Poshmark for $1,450 — probable a steal, comparatively.