VA-VA-VALENTINO: The World of Valentino, a pop-up shop at Harrods, is showcasing a capsule collection of the brand’s accessories and ready-to-wear pieces, a number of which are exclusive to the store.
Given the London store’s haute clientele, some of those designs are an ultra-luxurious take on the label’s aesthetic. Among them is a mini shoulder bag in black crocodile skin with 18-carat gold hardware, priced at 84,000 pounds, or about $132,000. There’s also a red crocodile shoulder bag with gold hardware, priced at 48,000 pounds, or $76,000.
There are embellished versions of the rainbow-striped dresses from Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s resort 2015 collection. They include a striped, floor-length gown done in multi-colored sequins that retails for 21,750 pounds, or about $34,000.
The designers have fashioned Christmas baubles in blown glass that are hand-painted with the stripes. They retail for 150 pounds, or $240. The pop-up will remain open until Jan. 3. The label’s Rockstud handbags come in bold hues of pink, red, yellow and turquoise, and many are exclusive to the pop-up.
The space has been created by Chiuri and Piccioli to evoke the David Chipperfield-designed Valentino flagship stores, which are done out in marble and terrazzo stone.
In addition to the pop-up, Harrods has dedicated three of its Brompton Road windows to the collection, with one of the windows showcasing a mini, sequined version of Valentino Garavani’s Peace dress, which the designer created in 1991.