THE ROCKSTUD COLLECTION: VALENTINO’S NEW CHIC/STREET SYNERGY

BY TIA KIM

Style legend Valentino put it best when he simply said, “I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.”

Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, though 85 and o cially retired as of 2008, continues to play a defining role is how fashion is made glorious, opulent, and timeless—his house still producing shoes and bags for some of the most glamorous women of the 21st century. Today, brand executives Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli honor that heritage while adding more modern touches. One of them is the Rockstud collection which, true to its name, introduces bold studs into Italian leather, the results a fascinating contrast of Hollywood Golden Age style and urban street sense.

Rockstud Medium Leather Top-Handle Satchel
This ivory grained leather tote, with gold-toned Rockstud trim and flat top handle with removable shoulder strap, not only makes a statement but also offers versatility in how to carry. Pairs perfectly with the kitten heels at right. Made in Italy. $2,295

Valentino ivory tote

Ivory Rockstud Slingback Kitten Heels
This pebbled leather ivory classic kitten heel, with rockstuds, combines chic with edge. The pointed toe and ivory upper with tonal leather straps are adorned with gold-toned Rockstud trim. They style perfectly with skinny jeans or a sexy dress. Made in Italy. $,1075

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