Valentino Marries the Craftmanship of Couture to Club Kid Culture | Savoir Flair
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Valentino Marries the Craftmanship of Couture to Club Kid Culture
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by Grace Gordon 3-minute read January 26, 2023

For Valentino Spring 2023, the fashion house created its own ‘Le Club Couture’ at the underground Bridge Club below the Pont Alexandre III with a very exclusive guest list. 

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Clubbing and fashion have enjoyed a long relationship, with the stylish jet set and celebrity claqueurs acting as the main attraction at historical venues like Le Palace in Paris, Studio 54 in New York City, The Viper Room in Los Angeles, and The Blitz in London. But for Valentino’s Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the club is less about the best spot to see and be seen and more about an ideal space for the expression of one’s individuality.

For that reason, Valentino’s Spring 2023 show created its own ‘Le Club Couture’ at the underground Bridge Club below the Pont Alexandre III with a very exclusive guest list. That didn’t stop thousands of onlookers from gathering on the bridge in the freezing cold for a chance of glimpsing the supermodels and stars that flooded the runway and front row.

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Tattooed, pierced, and mohawked male and female models filtered down the stairs and in from the darkened corridor outside the venue in, at times, a surprisingly easeful array of couture club-oriented looks. Piccioli’s goal was for the usual craftsmanship talk of haute couture to take a backseat to a more effortless mood. That meant immense striped robes worn over cropped and ruffled two-pieces, glittering shirts paired with loose bubblegum pink trousers, and highlighter green neon leggings.

However, the majority of looks fell on the fussier side of the couture spectrum. There were heaps of ruffled capes, transparent blouses topped with neck ruffs, and floor-sweeping gowns (some in a signature shade of ‘PPP’ pink). Amid the easy, breezy lengths and more formal couture elements were pops of club clothes. These came in the form of bow-tied micro mini skirts, skin-baring sheer gowns, slinky bodysuits, molded leather minidresses, and hole-punctured dresses. While haute couture has long been fashion’s gatekeeper, Valentino metaphorically opened the gate this season and let everyone inside.

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