At 7.30 p.m. on the 5th of July 2023, Valentino will launch its latest collection at the historic Château de Chantilly in Chantilly, Oise. You’ve probably heard the name associated with dessert since the chef of the then-owner Duc de Condé allegedly invented the eponymous cream there in 1671.

Known for its ornate salons, manicured grounds, Renaissance art collections, and books from the Renaissance era, the 15th-century chateau attracts crowds from around the globe. Its meticulously manicured grounds and captivating water features provide the ideal backdrop for an enchanting event just 50 kilometres from Paris.

Aiming to democratize such events’ exclusivity, Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2023-24 Haute Couture show will be broadcast live on the Maison’s social media channels and

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