In the era of exposure of the back, Valentina ingeniously created a covered–up look with a single surprise—an adroit erotic charge at center front. Using slicing and suturing at that spot, Valentina gave drama to a dress that is otherwise monastic.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bare Witness," April 2, 1996–August 18, 1996.
Museum of the City of New York. "Valentina: New York Couture and the Cult of Celebrity," February 14, 2009–May 18, 2009.