Whilst some have lauded his determination to return a sense of privacy and showmanship to fashion, others have been less favourable about his delayed gratification approach. (We love his designs, but frankly, were not sure we have the patience to wait to see clothes until theyre actually in season. We're impatient. That's why we work online.)
Now, the co-founder of a venerable fashion house has chimed in. Giancarlo Giammetti, co-founder of Valentino
and the brands honorary president, told Interview
magazine that Ford
may have the right idea.
Today, in this confusion where the Internet reigns, we saw your collection not the day after, but three hours after it appeared on the catwalk, Giammetti said in a conversation with Valentinos new designers, Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Does the desire that fashion creates really last six months until the clothes are in stores? Does it last four months even? There is such a saturation of these things that I wonder if Tom Ford isnt right not to do runway shows and to show his clothes in the magazines, because thats what people want and where they remember them.
Giammetti also took the labels new designers to task for failing to respond more stridently to negative reviewers, for emulating Valentino too closely, and for diverging too much from Valentinos vision. Fashion: full of differences of opinion, sometimes in the same people.
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