Is There A Future In Fashion's Past?

The designer synonymous with glamour says we can't forget the past

BY VALENTINO

One learns many lessons in 40 years of work. I cannot forget what I learned from the past--and what I did in the past. You don't become an important designer without study and training. You cannot be a designer without knowing how to cut a dress. The only way you learn these things is by studying the work of those who worked before you.

The reason for the "staying power" of the house of Valentino for so many years is that my work has been anchored in...

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