Valentino is Throwing a Fabulous Holiday Party, and We’re All Invited

Ever since Valentino‘s breathtaking Ateliers Haute Couture presentation in Venice this past July (and probably even long before that, if we’re being honest), we’ve wanted to be invited to pretty much everything they do. And with the dueling viral surges that have characterized this worrying autumn of 2021, nothing could possibly sound better than a dress-up holiday party with the exalted Italian fashion house.

So with real life having shut down most of our plans for actual physical seasonal celebrations, Valentino have indeed extended an invitation to carry on all manner of mirthful merriment with a quite giddy, truly infectious new short film. In it, several well-chosen models seem to be having more fun that we can honestly remember having since, well…2019. Dressed to the nines in Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s decidedly groovy new Party Collection, the 2:51 clip finds them decking the walls with artfully droopy white lights, opening pink-paper-wrapped gifts, firing glittery confetti cannons (we definitely need several of those), happily hand-writing their holiday cards, and just generally randomly dancing around and grinning as if we haven’t been living under mortal threat for going on two years now.

There’s even some exuberant jump-roping, and a few quasi-bondagey moments all utilizing the leftover strings of lights (though please make sure the kids know not to try this at home). And it’s all set to a musical accompaniment that sounds a bit like Pizzicato 5 having a go at Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas,’ minus the actual words.

The clothes themselves, feathery pink sweaters, sparkly metallic jackets and skirts, geometric logoed hoodies, etc., are all perfectly festive for any sort of fête, be it real, virtual or otherwise.

This is exactly what we needed as yet another year comes to a close with some variation of the COVID virus threatening our very existence. Whatever your situation, Valentino has seen it that you won’t have to spend the holidays alone – and we couldn’t possibly think of a better, or more fashionable gift.

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