One of the newer fashion houses, Valentino was founded in Rome in the 1960s by Valentino Garavani. By the end of its first decade of existence, famous customers already included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Margaret.
The brand continued to rise before Garavani and his 'associate' Giancarlo Giammetti sold the company in the late 1990s, and although officially retired, both are known for their love of luxury, partying and art, owning many chateaux around the world and much important modern art by artists such as Cy Twombly, Picasso, Warhol and Damien Hirst.
Indeed excess mixed with impeccable good taste seem to be the brand's strong points. It is said that when Valentino goes to the airport to use his private jet, three cars are needed: one for him, one for his luggage and one to transport his numerous dogs. Now THAT's style!
“Earth as Haven: Under the Canopy of Love” is a new exhibition that takes place at the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet (MNAAG) from October 18th, 2017, until January 15th, 2018, and that is dedicated to a masterpiece created by the contemporary artist, Jayashree Chakravarty.
Being the 5th carte blanche organized by the museum, the exhibit puts on display a fascinating work of art that was made by Chakravarty, particularly for this occasion.
Cotton, leaves, branches, weeds, sterns, Nepalese paper, aluminum, and more, all of these materials were creatively and cleverly used by the artist to produce a unique and magnificent piece that illustrates the world of insects and its outstanding secrets.
Boasting a selection of some of the finest Asian artworks, Musée Guimet is without a doubt one the museums that you don’t have to miss visiting in Paris. Besides, this exhibit is truly one-of-a-kind as it presents for the first time an organic artwork in the museum.