Who wouldn’t want to see the interior of this fashion designer maestro? According to the feature, Valentino once said, “I am only good for two things in this world, “designing dresses and the decoration of houses. I am not capable to do anything else.” Well, if i dare say so myself Mr. Valentino, i think you’re doing the two things that you were destined to do in this world. Who cares if you can’t do anything else?:-).
With the help of interior designer Jacques Grange, the fashion legend  was able to enliven his once dark and broody Fifth Avenue interior . He accomplished this by adding more natural light and the walls were drenched with white lacquer paint, providing the perfect backdrop for  showcasing Valentino’s enviable art collection.

A butler stands by a grouping of 17th-century Chinese porcelain jars in the dining room. I wish i had a butler, if even, just for one day!

On the table: a Wadi Barud—marble head of Medusa, 19th century; a George V silver jewelry case by James Samuel Bell, London, 1910; a silver pilgrim bottle by Robert Garrard, London, 1875. On the extending shelf: a silver cigar box, early 20th century.

Richard Prince’s The Red Joke (2003) hangs above an Italian lapis-lazuli-and-white-marble fireplace; on the mantel, a Louis XVI-style pedestal clock of ormolu, marble, and glass is flanked by a pair of brass Art Deco lamps.

Willem de Kooning’s Untitled XIV (1982) hangs above a hard-stone-inlaid, ebonized Napoleon III banquette; at left, an 18th-century faience lion sits on a 19th-century marquetry table, in front of a 19th-century Italian geometric mirror.

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Of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without posting a few fabulous dresses by Valentino! Olivia Palermo seems to be the quintessential model for Valentino’s clothes. She wears them so well!

{via-Valentino article; Vanity Fair, Olivia images; style.com,alltheprettybirds.blogspot.com}


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