86 comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:13 am

    It’s simply…fantastic!

  2. JEYQ

    November 11, 2008 at 8:32 am

    effortless.

  3. The Concrete Commentator

    November 11, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Nice find. Of course he looks flawless. Love the seersucker Jacket.

  4. foodimentary101

    November 11, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Wonderful.

    I love his look.

    A legend captured perfectly.

    you did good

  5. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:49 am

    The bracelets make the outfit – shows the rebel inside.

  6. Geakaren

    November 11, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Well, we know now what became of him!

  7. Shaina

    November 11, 2008 at 9:31 am

    OMG! OMG! Valentino!!!!! :D

  8. Jill Turner

    November 11, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Great jacket, naturally.

  9. Alice Olive

    November 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Love the seersucker. Very cool. Literally and sartorially.

  10. Mira

    November 11, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Always smart.

  11. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

    grande valentino!!! he’s a legend, and a fashion icon for men. he looks elegant, effortless, sophisticated, handsome… FLAWLESS! even the pocket square, the color and the way he folds it… it just works! i will miss seeing his beautiful collections go down the runway, but i hope to see much more of him while we are still lucky to have him with us :)

  12. Dan in Richmond

    November 11, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Jack Wetherall? Looking very cool and crisp. The white jeans, unbuttoned shirt cuffs and bracelets all play nicely off the jacket and handkerchief – a nice balance of casualness and formality and appropriate to the locale. The t-shirt is so pristine it almost has a formal aspect, like a minimalist ascot, and it does relate to the white jeans. I might have skipped it unless it was a cool evening in Rio. He’s played with a lot of details in a subtle yet very conscious way. Nice. Now someone muss his hair just a bit.

  13. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Wow….The man has class!!!! How can one learn that?

  14. Dan in Richmond

    November 11, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Okay, it never occurred to me that this could be Valentino himself. He looks much younger than he must be. The perfection of the outfit is explained, however. I stand corrected and amazed.

  15. ~abi~

    November 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

    were u being serious, dan in richmond??? that IS valentino, not jack wetherall! :)

  16. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 10:32 am

    T-shirt and shirt?

  17. Rayan

    November 11, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I think his whole look is a bit too rich man going sailing..almost tacky.

    I think it’s the colors.

  18. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 11, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Valentino looks so classic in that outfit, and I love it! The fantastic jacket with the little red scarf who puts the little extra to the outfit. Just look at the expression on his face, its strong and inspiring! Valentino looks very confident in this photo!

  19. The Khaki Crusader

    November 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

    this photo makes me happy

  20. renata

    November 11, 2008 at 10:57 am

    he loves brazil. he is always in rio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  21. phyllis

    November 11, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I love the tie in his breast pocket – always prepared!

    • phil

      October 30, 2013 at 6:06 am

      its not a tie, its a silk pocket handkerchief

  22. pilatespat

    November 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Perfect! He is a master and I stand in humble awe.

  23. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 11:24 am

    T-shirt and shirt: no one here would accept it if this weren’t Valentino. And when will he finally accept his age and stop dyeing his hair?

  24. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 11:39 am

    oh. theres valentino. chillin in rio.

  25. suzanne nelson

    November 11, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Great picture of a great man. He looks so relaxed. Sign of a truly gifted photographer – being able to connect with his subject and put them at their ease.

  26. Olviya

    November 11, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Valentino… is so elegant…
    as always!

  27. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Can someone explain the visible t-shirt with this outfit? Seersucker is a very cool (literally) fabric, the shirt is unbuttoned quite a way, the pants are summer-weight and white – and then a t-shirt.

    I like everything else, though.

  28. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    To Rayan

    “Rayan said…
    I think his whole look is a bit too rich man going sailing..almost tacky.”

    Well… Val is very rich and he loves to sail… mmmm

  29. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t believe it!!!

  30. Dominica

    November 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Always travel in style …..wow !
    He look great !

  31. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Style is this man. Valentino.

    I am not sure about everyone else, but I can understand the two shirt, it doesn’t look weird to me. I am cooler with two shirts on as opposed to one–plus, SWEAT STAINS PEOPLE!!! You get more life out of your shirts with an undershirt.

    Thanks, Sart, another great shot.

  32. MsSvelteNY

    November 11, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I have always loved a crisp white t-shirt with a crisp shirt. Maybe it’s all those years of having to wear a uniform to school. eh. The trick to the white t-shirt is the fit of the crew neck AND the balance of color with the shirt and jacket. This pic is a great how to.

  33. kate

    November 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    valentino <3

    all i can think is: valentino-red

  34. F.

    November 11, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    lui รจ la Perfezione.

  35. Carolina Lange

    November 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Oh! Valentino!
    Great shot!
    I’m loving you photos from Rio!!!

  36. Brigadeiro

    November 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Valentino manages to look cool in a blazer in hot Rio de Janeiro…only Valentino…

  37. Hot Bot

    November 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Seersucker blazer! I love it. Of course he’d be flawless.

  38. OndrejS

    November 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Great shot of the glamorous Valentino.
    Gotta say, I love the whole Rio collection…. It is so refreshing to see so much beauty worn so effortlessly and freely. As well, because winter is slowly creeping in here and these make me forget it for a while…

  39. Miguel

    November 11, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Always so classy…

  40. StyleFitz

    November 11, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    does this guy ever get it wrong? said above, but effortless is the word that sums him up best. i hope i look like that when i’m his age.

  41. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    The Sheik of Chic !…………nothing else will ever explain the man.
    Cheers
    MacDaddy

  42. EMILIE

    November 11, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    answer me this, mr. sart:
    WHY ARE ALL THE FAMES IN RIO?!

  43. Duchesse

    November 11, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Elegance and sadness, a touching mix.

  44. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    The tie folded in his pocket makes me think of warm, happy nights and a joyous man loving the world. Funny what a little piece of misplaced silk can do! Stephanie

  45. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Bespoke seersucker? He obviously has some cash to throw around if he can afford bespoke seersuckers. Im always tempted to order one and then when i hear the cost and know how quckly they wear out i regress. But yeah, what is with the white tee under the dress shirt? Must be cold in Rio.

  46. debo

    November 11, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    yesss it’s perfection. c’est genial.

  47. Scott W

    November 11, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Love the huge white watch and that his cuffs aren’t buttoned!

  48. haute mess

    November 11, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    simply amazing.

  49. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    A renowned legend captured in such a relaxed environment. I am blown away!

  50. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Hang on a minute, did you just bump into Mr. V on the streets of Rio? What a city…

  51. kingofstyle82

    November 12, 2008 at 3:33 am

    This just proves that the Italians have the greatest style-even better than us Brits!

    He just looks fantastic-not even I would try and pull off white jeans!

  52. Marquis de Lannes

    November 12, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Un mito viviente!

  53. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I think this is the first picture from Rio that really shows fashion style, not just people that look good(those are nice too).

  54. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    November 12, 2008 at 7:49 am

    classic.

  55. Rabii BEN

    November 12, 2008 at 8:04 am

    This dude got the style.
    But the sarto is the man… nice shot !

  56. THE HOUSE OF STYLE

    November 12, 2008 at 8:20 am

    he just beathes style! what an elegant man! xx
    muah!
    marian

  57. maria from sofia

    November 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

    to the guy who was asking why all these famous people were in rio: it was Claro Rio Summer’s penultimate night, you can see many other in style.com
    anyway a great pic sart of a really great man who in this particular case is not posing, it’s the closest of his ‘real’ face as you can get. congrats on that! that’s what differentiates a REALLY good photographer from a just REALLY well equipped one.

  58. Allen - East Hampton

    November 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    a true master!

  59. carmin

    November 12, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    …CLASSINESS!!!

  60. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Classic, fresh, and effortless. Perfection.

  61. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Older menmust never…ever…dye heir hair.

    Even if you’re Valentino.

    Even if you’re God.

  62. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Its simply an amazing photograph…

  63. karmapolice

    November 12, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    he looks impeccable, of course.
    who else could bring such sophistication and refinement to as casual a place as rio?

    well captured

  64. dwashington314@gmail.com

    November 12, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I BELIEVE THE PHRASE IS “PISS ELEGANT”.

    BRAVO VAL!

  65. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    So absolutely elegant, all about details… I love Valentino so perfectly sad and detached, he is a legend.

  66. Thorsten

    November 13, 2008 at 3:10 am

    He looks like Gordon Gekko should after doing some time and moving from stocks to literature.

    On the sartorial side, I am still not convinced that white jeans are actually a good idea.

  67. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Congrats on this shot!! You’re so lucky to have captured him!!

  68. Alexa

    November 13, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Agree with the above poster who said this is the first Rio pic that actually shows someone with style, not just someone good-looking. He looks amazing.

  69. Thando

    November 13, 2008 at 7:54 am

    What can I say… he’s Valentino; he does not need to try he just is pure class!

  70. ooglebloops

    November 13, 2008 at 9:21 am

    He always carries it off – even the hair is perfect – and on the beach!!!!!!

  71. Hapsical London Fashion Blog

    November 13, 2008 at 10:49 am

    It’s funny how Valentino always looks exactly the same (very smart and Italian) whatever setting he’s photographed in.

  72. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    ti amiamo valentino. the problem is: can somebody tell me who of the existing fashion-designer has such a stong aura? j’adore!!!!

  73. Sue

    November 14, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Great Shot!

  74. farhad

    November 14, 2008 at 3:34 am

    7 years ago I had the pleasure to have dinner at his business partner’s house in paris. it was an intimate party after his fashion show with 10 guests. I have to say that he is an absolute gentleman, and oozes class.
    that’s a nice picture scott. cheers!!!

  75. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 5:02 am

    would he give me a just a bit of his style? :D hehehe

  76. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    that hairdo, for me it ruins everything.
    clothes end at the neckline, style doesn’t.

  77. arelente2

    November 14, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    gorgeous as usual

  78. Anonymous

    November 15, 2008 at 3:27 am

    The seersucker coat is fabulous. What a pity its not a suit.
    xavier

  79. Kwana

    November 17, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    The man is perfection.

  80. Fredrik

    November 20, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Indeed it’s close to perfection, but not more than close. He’s got a white t-shirt under the shirt for God’s sake??!!!

  81. Daniel Winkels

    November 25, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Okay people, in his jacket is a pocket square. Not to be confused with a tie or a filthy snot-rag. And in regards to Rayan’s comment about the ‘rich-man sailor’ thing; it’s so not tacky, it’s straight-up classy.

  82. Ian

    December 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Valentino Sharp…

  83. David

    January 30, 2009 at 12:20 am

    The pocket square adds some flavour. Nicely done!

  84. dddggg

    February 2, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I never have seen anyone who could make white jeans look good,now he’s done it. I thought they were dress pants.

  85. phil

    October 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

    what’s the confusion? its a silk pocket handkerchief in his breast pocket, not a tie not a scarf!

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