Valentino Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

Posted on January 04, 2012

Darlings, once again, here’s your Daily Pretty, so you can end the day on a graceful note, wash away the stresses of the day, and  not be such a bitch to your spouse/kids/pets/pillow, like you normally are on Wednesday nights, when the weekend seems so very far away. It’s the Valentino Spring 2012 ad campaign, photographed by Deborah Turbeville,featuring models Bette Franke, Fei Fei Sun, Maud Welzen, Zuzanna Bijoch, and Clement Chabernaud. Bathe in the romance, kittens.

[Photo Credit: valentino.com]

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com skadi1

    So pretty!  And so much like the Downton Abbey costumes. I tried, but I can’t pick a favorite.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Oh my, Mr Valentino.  You just plain CANNOT make anything besides gorgeous, flattering clothes that look graceful, timeless and effortlessly sexy without being trashy.  Your Bad.  Sighing,……

    • Anonymous

      Except Valentino retired in 2007 and hasn’t designed a collection since.  Pier Piccioli and Maria Chiuri are the head designers now.

      I think they’ve breathed an etherally romantic breath of fresh air into the house of Valentino.  The fall 2010 couture collection is still one of my favorite collections ever.
       
       

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        All quite true, and thanks for the reminder.  I suppose I allowed myself the lapse because the look of the clothes is so seamlessly Valentino, that I chose to think the maestro himself did them.

  • Anonymous

    Mr Valentino sure does know how I would like to dress. Gorgeous clothes!

  • Anonymous

    Poor things! If only someone would give them a burger.

    • Anonymous

      I know–I have to really try not to get too hung up on how emaciated the models look, but sometimes that’s all I see! Such a shame when it distracts from gorgeous clothes such as these. 

  • Anonymous

    I love Valentino so much. But damn, them’s some skinny models! Even for models, they seem skinny.

  • Anonymous

    This photoshoot should have “Wuthering Heights” as background music.

  • foodycat

    Who would have thought red lace could look so whimsical? Very pretty.

  • iCouture

    Looked at the pictures, and they are very pretty!!  But…….  I still wanna be a bitch.  Now what?

    • foodycat

      Never mind pet – tomorrow is another day.

  • Judy_J

    Oh, how lovely to live in such a pretty world and wear such pretty clothes.  Unfortunately, I don’t inhabit that particular corner of the universe, so I’m going to continue my bitchy ways, at least till I get home and have a glass of red wine and get a kitty on my lap.

  • Anonymous

    Valentino will always have a special place in my bitchy heart. So lovely and feminine. *sigh*

  • Anonymous

    I love every single look shown here. Just gorgeous. And it sounds odd to say, but it is refreshing to see an editorial featuring beautiful women standing and lounging about in beautiful clothing, without any forced styling or art direction.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Not in the least does that sound odd to THIS bitter kitten.  I get a toothache from the relentless over-styling going on so much of the time.  Besides, these clothes are so full stop beautiful they require no help at all to be stunning.

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree with you! Very refreshing, the garments speak for themselves. The essence of elegance.

  • Anonymous

    I got bored and started thinking about A Dangerous Method again–the costumes were similar to this, probably even less interesting, but the movie was fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Lovely! And there’s something a bit surprising about the grouping of the models. I can’t verbalize it, but these are really deceptively interesting photos.

    • Anonymous

      Deborah Turbeville has been creating images such as these for probably 30 years now. Her work frequently exudes this languid, ethereal quality.

      Love the latest designers at Valentino. They have kept the hallmarks of the Valentino look while making it modern.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed!

  • MilaXX

    Ah yes, some days you just want to look at models acting bored and wearing expensive frocks.

  • Anonymous

    distracted by the head “on a stick” look – especially with the model on the right of second picture

  • Anonymous

    I love Valentino’s clothing. This is very beautiful, serene, and soothing. I really wished I lived in that world, instead of my current one where the toddler wouldn’t nap, I spent most of the week fixing mistakes at work, and I’m looking at having to have a root canal (or possibly worse). And it’s only Wednesday. 

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      *almost too scared to ask* what’s worse than a root canal?!

      • Anonymous

        EM – Extraction and later implants. SapphoPoet, you have my sympathy. Ask for drugs that end in the letters ‘cet’. Take the pictures with you and stare at them. 

        • Anonymous

          Thank you, blogger. Thus far, I am not impressed with 2012. 

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            I hope it doesn’t end up being the extraction/implant option!  Fingers crossed for you here.

      • Anonymous

        Wisdom Teeth out with just a local….Me, the week before Christmas. The liquid diet for a week actually was quite fun, too. And no meds. Tijuana dentist. Hoping much better for you, Sappho!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Ooooh dear… I still have all my wisdom teeth so am staring down the barrel of having them removed at some point soon.  *whimper*

  • Anonymous

    Those gals are scrawny.

  • Anonymous

    The gowns in the second to last photo are screaming Keira Knightly …

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Just beautiful dresses.  Love them all.  

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful clothes.

  • Roosevelt 85

    I’m just going to say it. BRAVA for such a high end designer using an Asian model in the campaign…and positioned in the very front in a few of those shots.

    • Ceur -

      At the same time, while we’re critising the model’s scrawniness, she is also the one in most acute need of a burger.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Teresa-Rebecca-Cunningham/100000219160779 Teresa Rebecca Cunningham

      I’m especially pleased to see an Asian model in clothing that isn’t “inspired” by an Asian culture. I’m so tired of Asian models in faux-kimono, Black models in “tribal” and White models in anything/everything.

  • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

    I don’t know… that background is too similar to the dresses, I had to squint a little to tell them apart. And Im also distracted by those stickfigures/models *shrudder*.

  • Anonymous

    The fabrics are just heavenly, and they make the pretty clothes even prettier.   If we could do away with the Swiss Miss hair, I think this shoot would be just about perfect.

    Makes me want to chase Heathcliff’s ghost on the moors.

  • Anonymous

    I would give what’s left of my soul to lounge around atmospheric ruins wearing anything that gorgeous. I cannot pick a favorite. I love the delicate sandals. 

  • Anonymous

    Such pretty, pretty clothes, that I will never, ever wear …

  • Anonymous

    I love ruins. I love beautiful, ethereal, romantic clothes. WIN.

    And how cool a name is Zuzanna?

  • Anonymous

    I was too mesmerized by Fei Fei Sun to notice the clothes at first.  Girl is a scene-stealing knockout.

    • Anonymous

      and what a fabulous name- fei fei.  i want to have a little pekingese dog and name her fei fei.

    • Helen C

      She also has a make-up artist’s dream face, very versatile.  

  • Anonymous

    Soo pretty…thank you TLo.  It’ won’t stop me from being bitchy…but I’ll be in a better mood

  • Anonymous

    I love that last photo, where she’s all “For the last time, Edgar. I married you, didn’t I? Now please, please let me be.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    holy balls are they pretty.

  • Anonymous

    Lovely. I just wish I could see the clothing better. That first photo looks like they’re all standing on an escalator or a people mover at the airport. I want to say, “LOOK UP, GIRLS!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Carlson-Nikoleit/100002490979930 Margaret Carlson Nikoleit

    The dresses are lovely AND many clearly have pockets! Yay! I love pockets in my dresses and skirts, which is one of the reasons I sew some of my own. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3HKIK7MIJMBDAQBDWEAQDTXUM theneva

    I want that fourth dress in the second to last photo in my closet now. Sooner than now. Yesterday, if possible. (I’m sure Valentino can  time travel.)

  • Anonymous

    Valentino dresses + Deborah Turbeville = genius. Downright pretty. The models are a bit too thin, but otherwise what a feast for the eyes.

  • Stephen Bornstein

    European Romantic Fantasy…

  • Anonymous

    I was born to wear Valentino. Damn my plebeian upbringing.

  • Anonymous

    Please don’t tell me Valentino Inc is making espadrilles now.

    I’m always very curious to know what he thinks of these new designs now that he isn’t the one making the decisions..

  • Anonymous

    Pretty, romantic–the clothes that is. I couldn’t stop giggling at the (non) interaction/gaze of the models. All I could think of was a sit com: “Photos of a Dysfunctional Sisterhood”

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    I love it.  The second and third dresses in the first picture made me gently weep tears of joy.

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    Looking at the other comments…is something wrong with me? I don’t think these girls are that skinny?

  • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

    That first photo and the second to last are vying for a permanent place saved on my computer…

  • R. L.

    So pretty.  I wish I had some of those in my closet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

    Sigh.  Can’t fit into any of these clothes, but I have Valentino shoes and bags.  

  • spooki C

    Bored models in boring clothes.

  • Anonymous

    In my next life, I’d like to be named Zuzanna.  

    I love these pictures and many of the clothes, especially in photos 2, 4, and 5.

  • Anonymous

    Probably very pretty. Photos are too arty-farty to be able to see the clothes clearly. Pooh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/natalie.torre Natalie Torre

    Breathtaking! X

  • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

    Love.

  • up with pod people

    I cannot take in the pretty when it’s max 600 pixels wide! Give us some hi rez, TLo! You guys have impeccable taste, but very miserly file sizes.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda distracted by how very tired and lost the models look.  

  • Guest

    Kinda distracted by how very tired and lost the models look.  

  • Anonymous

    Simply gorgeous! Love the b&w gowns with the shade of yellow.

  • Anonymous

    The color composition and proportions of the photoshoot are brilliant.. Note the third photo, with the red clutch at front riht and the red frock in the middle. Who produced this?