Valentino - not only a man born with the eye for sartorialism but also an eye for creating a beautiful interior too. This video shows three of Valentino Garavani's many homes in Paris (Chateau de Wideville), Gstaad (Chalet Gifferhorn) and his Yacht (T.M. Blue One) moored in Venice. Each very different in style.
Along with Valentino's genius for design, he also strikes me as a very human man filled with much Italian emotion and passion as well as, at times, a sardonic wit - never a man to take himself - or perhaps others - too seriously. He and Giancarlo Giammetti, his lifelong partner - a rare achievement today, particularly in business - make an extremely stylish duo.
The background music is by Les Hommes, the two tracks: "Pousada Do Amor" and "Hommage". The video footage comes from Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) - a warm, amusing and sometimes farcical insight into the private lives of Valentino and his partner Giancarlo.
You may also be interested in two other videos I have uploaded on fashion designers beautiful homes:
Coco Chanel's Apartment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb3ZoTAE2rk
YSL's Homes in Paris & Marrakech : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQruhm00120
The Three Graces - Elegance, Beauty and Style.
My Philosophy for a sublime way of living.
My aim - to bring a touch of old world grace and discreet glamour to the everyday.
"Having class - it's not half the battle - it's the whole war"
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