I don't care that Valentino is now being designed by long-time accessories designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli or that they kicked off Alessandra Facchinetti with her two- years worth of positive reviews to get the position(s) as top design honcho(s) at Valentino.
I don't care because Valentino is still to die for (at least their apparel is). And that's all there is to it. Had to share.
By the way, J.Lo wore Valentino in her marriage to Chris Judd. Then she almost wore Vera Wang to the Bennifer wedding (with Ben Affleck), and then she really wore Vera Wang to her wedding with Marc Anthony. I wonder which one she liked better. Honestly, I would have had more respect for J.Lo's taste based on her choice in wedding dresses. But why did she extend her Valentino patronage to her purchase of the ridiculous Petale Dome Bag (I was told by a Neiman Marcus salesperson in LA that she had bought the bag in some ostensible color)? To be fair, some people like that bag...whatever for, I do not know. Maybe if the petals were smaller, you know? If you hated that bag as much as I did, you should be pleasantly surprised that Valentino's Spring '09 collection also incorporated the petal theme generously but it was done wayyyyy more appropriately than the in-your-face, and much-bigger-than-life approach to their bags. HM, come to think of it? Maybe the loud and over-dramatic Valentino bags fit the diva in J.Lo perfectly after all.