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28-02-2008
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very nice. i expected a big yawn but she's taking a slightly different direction and the label needed it

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I really like this, it is nothing spectacular, but I can understand her wanting to make a simple, elegant collection first time round.
Some of the dresses are beautiful.

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This is not Valentino! So sad since I'm a huge Valentino fan. I wonder what he thinks about this.
If this were her own collection, it would be an ok collection. But she should have tried harder to stay true to Valentino's vision.
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I was hoping for some more romance, I have to say that I miss it... It's a little bit too stiff for being Valentino.

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In a way I feel like she's got this catch 22 situation on her back. If she sticks to the archives, she's just trying to be Valentino and not dong anything new. If she tries to infuse newness into it, she's not being true to the house. It's not an enviable situation to be in. That said, I'm extremely excited for her. She was just starting to grow on me at Gucci before she was ousted.

I'm not blown away, and it's definitely lacking that pop, the impact of something truly exciting. But it's not bad, it's more cautious than anything else, which I can hardly fault her for.

I only hope that she does start to gain confidence enough in herself to really say what she thinks Valentino should be about now. We already know she can respect the heritage of a house.

Can't wait for July!

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I think this is just sort of a teaser of what Alessandra can and will do...IMO this is a slightly safe bridge between Valentino's departure and her new assignements not taking to many risks and purposly avoiding making a collection which will make people either go "it's nothing new, just a rehash of the archives :yuck: " or "this has nothing to do with the Valentino heritage :yuck: " and I think that is understanable. The real test will come when she will show couture come July...that is the department that formed the core of what Valentino is all about.

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I sooo love it!!!!

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Good first collection,she did good...i am not blown away or something but i belive she will have lots more to offer in the future.

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oh for Christ's sake cut the woman some slack lol!
i didn't like it much either...
maybe next season it'll feel more VALENTINO, and not so YSL, hopefully

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Very marketable...those coats and jackets especially.

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Her sudden departure from Gucci might actually paid off. I for once am please with the outcome. She is doing what most designer would do for a first collection. I remember Tom Ford's first collection for YSL was just in black and white colour!!


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Of course it's not Valentino.Valentino resigned.
Alessandra didin't have to copy exactly what he was doing
I totally agree. There's no way that a brand new designer can come into a house and completely emulate the work that the previous designer was creating before; there would be no point of evolution of design. I like where Alessandra is taking the brand, personally. It's still glamorous, feminine, but maybe a little less predictable. I'll miss old Valentino just like the rest of us, but with a new designer has to come a bit of a new vision.

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I personally like it. There's some stuff in there I'd sell a kidney for.

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beau but nothing special, wish she created more dresses though

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This is nice for a first collection but not amazing.
Miss Valentino.

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