Archive for March 2013


2612 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL. 33127
917 686-9553
For immediate Release:
Wynwood Miami, FL 33127,
Opening Saturday April 13 - June 8, 2013

Keni Valenti announces the second show of the 2013 season,"Lilly Pulitzer" celebrating her design career. There is only one Lilly Pulitzer, socialite, free-spirit and entrepreneur – all of that beginning in the 1950’s! Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau (born Lillian Lee McKim on November 10, 1931), better known as fashion designer. She is known for founding Lilly Pulitzer, Inc., which produces clothing and other wares featuring bright eye-popping prints and the Palm Beach lifestyle. The brand and designs epitomize and suit the preppy lifestyle so much so that Lilly has been called the "Queen of Preppy"
Pulitzer opened a juice stand in Palm Beach Florida where she decided to make colorful dresses to hide the juice stains. These dresses were light, effortless and sleeveless. Pulitzer's schoolmate,Jackie Kennedy wore one of the dresses while on vacation. After Kennedy was photographed, people everywhere wanted the dresses that were soon to be the Pulitzer signature.

Vogue Magazine, "W" and New York Magazine have called Keni Valenti the "King'" and for over 30 years he has been a designer and 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 with a few years later and 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.

The greatly anticipated Second 2013 show opening will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 6-10 at Keni Valenti Gallery, 2612 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127                 RSVP: or facebook- keni valenti gallery