The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum will be launching very soon on December 5, 2011. The virtual museum is a downloadable desktop application connected to an online database that uses real time 3D technology and will showcase over 50 years worth of Valentino’s illustrious career including over 3000 images of dresses, illustrations, ad campaigns, editorials, red carpet images and 95 fashion show videos. A digital fashion experience like no other; the above contents would actually require over 100 000 square feet of space if it were displayed physically.
Valentino had previously done physical retrospective exhibitions of his archives but what he aims to do with The Valentino Garavani Museum is unprecedented; reaching out to a wider audience without them having to pay a single cent at all. A designer putting in such tremendous amount of effort and money (save for sponsorships) into such a project for the benefit of consumers certainly deserves applauding.
“I see it as part of my legacy. I am happy that thousands of students, young designers and fashion people will be able to see and study my work in every aspect of it, and in a manner easy and accessible for the younger generations. But it is also important to remember things of the past, to review the fashion that has shaped our lives. I would call it ‘Future Memory’.” –Valentino Garavani
Don’t want to miss it? Bookmark The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum website right now.
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