The Eternal city is definitely full of iconic landmarks to see: for years it has been chosen as a movie set, a travel destination and ultimately as a place for countless fashion shows. This time we will talk about the unique show that took place this week in the true heart of Rome, at the Spanish Steps.
The worldwide known fashion designer Valentino chose Rome again as the main location to present his brand new collection at the Spanish Steps, just a few steps away from where its brand was born in 1960 in Piazza Mignanelli.
As Valentino said, his choice was a way to thank the Eternal City for giving him the inspiration and the chance to grow his brand with its endless beauty. Moreover he tried to reconnect past, present and future as he conceived Rome as the place where everything begins.
The red carpet was 600 meters long, connecting the Steps with Piazza Mignanelli. All around celebrities from all over the world were attending. Among them we can name Naomi Campbell, Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie.
The final part of the show was even more memorable: about a hundred models and all the tailors who worked on Valentino’s project came out.
Rome is definitely a must see place and its endless history and culture all around made this event an unforgettable one. Discover all the highlights of Rome with our private guided Tour.
The Spanish Steps: a symbol of Rome
Did you know all the anecdotes about the Spanish Steps? The name comes from the Palazzo di Spagna, which is the seat of the Embassy of Spain to the Holy See.
The impressive staircase located in the middle of the square is made of 135 steps and it was inaugurated for the Jubilee of 1725 by Pope Benedict XIII.
Its main purpose was to connect the Bourbon Spanish embassy to the Church of Trinità dei Monti above. Its final project came from the ideas of Alessandro Specchi and Francesco De Santis, who were able to create an elegant staircase decorated with garden-terraces which are adorned with flowers during Spring and Summer.
The Spanish steps host stunning art pieces too: just think about the lovely Fontana della Barcaccia, a baroque fountain sculpted by Bernini at the bottom of the steps. It represents a half-sunken ship surrounded by the waters.