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Valentino's 50th Anniversary Capsule Collection Is Very Beautiful and Very, Very Exclusive

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In honor of the label's 50th anniversary, Valentino creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri made a capsule collection that's very beautiful and very, very exclusive. The ready-to-wear (overcoats and ponchos in zebra, giraffe and tiger prints) and accessories (moccasins, studded bangles) will be sold only at a few Valentino boutiques throughout the year. So they're literally hard to get.

And while these collectible pieces aren't cheap, they could be considered a practical investment. Seriously. Unlike many incredibly distinct, bold purchases, the toppers don't have an age-induced expiration date on them. They can be very "I'm with the band" on a 20-year-old. Or very "hip grandmother" on someone Iris Apfel's age. But regardless of how the coats are styled, a little bit of wear only makes them better.

Click through the slideshow below to see some of the collection's standouts, and look for the pieces in the Milan store now, in the Beverly Hills outpost on March 27 and in the New York City flagship in the fall.

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