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Miami Fashion Gallery Curates Ode to Italian Alta Moda
The Fourth Show of the Keni Valenti Gallery to Highlight the
Elegance and Opulence of Italian Fashion with Historical Pieces

Vintage Italian Alta Moda gets a revival at the Keni Valenti Gallery, a soon expanding Fashion Museum, located at 2612 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with yet another awe-inspiring and educational showcase of Valenti’s ever-growing collection of fashion rich in culture.

Featured vintage pieces include the Italian house Emilio Pucci, who recently opened a third luxury locale in South Florida, Emilio Federico Schuberth, best known in the 1940's and 1950's for dictating fashion to stars of cinema, noble ladies, and the famous, Sorelle Fontana, Fabiani, Princess Irene Galitzine, famous for her Palazzo Pyjama, and many other top items worn by and acquired through the estate of Doris Duke, an American Tobacco heiress, art collector, and philanthropist.

Helping to curate the collection amassed over a 40-year period is Italian born Fashion Stylist and Costume Designer Anna Chu, whose profile boasts collaborations with major celebrities, photographers, and publications such as Vanity Fair. Chu helped arrive at the Italian Alta Moda theme for the Gallery’s fourth show after finding herself surrounded and inspired by Valenti’s collection of 100 plus pieces now down to a 24-piece exhibit.

The Italian Alta Moda exhibit is open to the public beginning Saturday, September 14, 2013, with RSVP to kenivalenti@yahoo.com. Visitors on opening night will be welcomed with a sampling of Rex Goliath fruit-forward flavored wines. For a pre-meet-and-greet, the public can also RSVP to RSVP@MIAfff.com to join Keni Valenti and Anna Chu in conversation on Italian fashion Friday, September 13, 2013 during the Miami Fashion Film Festival at O Cinema Wynwood.

ABOUT KENI VALENTI GALLERY:

Vogue Magazine, W, and New York Magazine have crowned Keni Valenti the "King'" and for over 30 years he has been a designer, fashion expert, and historian for the industry. Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Pucci, Cavalli, Dior - name any fashion house and Valenti has had a hand in steering new design through his collection's perspective. Ten years ago, the legendary gallerist, curator, and all around art maverick Holly Solomon, telephoned Valenti having heard that he was collecting important fashion pieces. Valenti suggested to her the idea of a fashion gallery where fashion could be presented as art - and she said, "That's BLEEPING genius.” The "Pop Princess and the King" were unable to launch that idea in New York due to her untimely death, but a few years later and with a few thousand design pieces added to the collection, Valenti essentially moved the 20th century down to beautiful Miami and into the art world of Wynwood to do just that. The Keni Valenti Gallery is located at 2612 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

"HERE COMES THE BRIDES"- VIvienne Westwood virgin's dress 1982

"HERE COMES THE BRIDES"

KENI VALENTI GALLERY 2612 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL. 33127 917 686-9553 For immediate Release: Wynwood Miami, FL 33127, Opening Saturday July 13, 2013

Keni Valenti announces the third show of the 2013 season, "Here Come the Brides" celebrating Brides everywhere – gay, straight, up, down, in, out – here they come. Keni is displaying everything from the really rare Vivienne Westwood “Virgin’s Dress”, Courreges futuristic take on the “White Suit” and the Tom Ford Matte Jersey 90’s evening dress. With inspiration stemming from the time honored celebration of spirits united to the Caribbean traditions of life celebrated even when passing to the afterlife. White, white, white, white light. Here come the Brides. 
Vogue Magazine, "W", and New York Magazine have crowned Keni Valenti the "King'" and for over 30 years he has been a designer, fashion expert and historian for the industry. Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Pucci, Cavalli, Dior - name any fashion house and Valenti has had a hand in steering new design through his collection's perspective. Ten years ago, the legendary gallerist, curator and all around art maverick Holly Solomon, telephoned Valenti having heard that he was collecting important fashion pieces. Valenti suggested to her the idea of a fashion gallery where fashion could be presented as art - and she said "that's BLEEPING genius". The "Pop Princess and the King" were unable to launch that idea in New York due to her untimely death, but a few years later and with a few thousand design pieces added to the collection, Valenti essentially moved the 20th century down to beautiful Miami and into the art world of Wynwood to do just that. 
The greatly anticipated third 2013 show opening will take place on Saturday, July 13, from 6-10 at Keni Valenti Gallery, 2612 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 RSVP: kenivalenti@yahoo.com or facebook - keni valenti gallery For all those visiting California, Keni’s most recent show, “Lilly Pulitzer” is re-opening on August 9 thru September 29, 2013 at the Palos Verdes Art Center 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. (301)541- 2479