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As it has become some kind of a tradition, I’m sending you into the weekend with a bunch of pretty pictures (and a video), this time presented by Valentino. For the fashion house’s Fall 2013 campaign, the brand’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took inspiration in Dutch painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. Chiuri said that the “women were represented like paintings, caught in the intimacy and magic of their gestures,” while Piccioli added that the campaign showed “the magnificence of Flemish lights and 10 different characters of contemporary feminine grace and regality.” The models are placed next to classic elements of still-life paintings: a vase of flowers, a bunch of asparagus, feathers and grapes. I like how they threw some pieces of the season’s accessories into the mix. Very serene and pretty images. Well done. The images were shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_1Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_4Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_5Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_8Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_9Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_10Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_11Valentino FW 13.14 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh_12

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I got more interested in Valentino a couple of years ago, and even though their dresses can be a bit twee and overly sugary sometimes, there is no denying that they are just gorgeous pieces of clothing and that I want to own a lot of them.

It’s a rhino! On your chest!Valentino_1aValentino_1b
And here we have a bow-wielding minotaur? Perhaps hunting the ram on top of the other clutch?Valentino_2bValentino_2a
Three of the many gorgeous dresses: pretty and somber at the same time.Valentino_4Valentino_5Valentino_6
And another beautiful dress: I especially like the velvety top with the voluminous skirt and the juxtaposition of the feminine silhouette and the wild animals on the skirt.Valentino_15aValentino_15b

Here is a look at some of Fall´s 2013 campaigns. Which one do you like?

GivenchyImageImageModel: Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Amanda Seyfried
Photographed by: Mert & Marcus

Valentino Accessories
ImageModel: Terry Richardson
Photographed by: Terry Richardson

Saint Laurent
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ImageModel: Cara Delevigne
Photographed by: Hedi Slimane

Jean-Paul Gaultier
ImageModel: Karlie Kloss.
Photographed by: Stephane Sednaoui

Balenciaga
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ImageModel: Kristen McMenamy
Photographed by: Steven Klein

Salvatore Ferragamo
ImageImageModel: Daria Werbowy
Photographed by: David Sims

Giorgio Armani
ImageModel: Mariacarla Boscono
Photographed by: Mert & Marcus

Donna Karan
ImageImageModel: Catherine McNeil
Photographed by: Mikael Jansson

Marc Jacobs
ImageModels: Edie Campbell, Lily McMenamy (yep, that would be Kristen McMenamy´s daughter, 90s supermodel and the headless Balenciaga model seen above)
Photographed by: Juergen Teller

Tom Ford
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Models: Joo Park, Gemma Refoufi, Herieth Paul, & Zuzanna Bijoch
Photographed by: Tom Ford

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