Who says luxury brands lack class? Well, lots of people, especially now that Valentino was so stoked to see a celebrity with one of their bags, they didn’t even care about promoting a photo of Amy Adams with it… on her way to Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s funeral. Uh…
Valentino went so far as to put out a fucking press release complete with the above photo of Adams looking incredibly upset and full of grief (as you would be ON YOUR WAY TO A FUNERAL) and the following caption:
“We are pleased to announce Amy Adams carrying the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Duble bag from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection on Feb. 6 in New York.”
Dear God. First of all, just no. Second of all, that bag is ugly as shit and nothing I would pay a penny for (or even take for free), let alone $2,500.
They later “apologized” for the “mistake”, saying they had no idea what the circumstances of the photo were, which I find really fucking hard to believe since it would have been in the description of photos from Getty or wherever the hell they bought it from. Fuck off, Valentino.
We regret releasing a photo of Amy Adams with a Valentino bag. Unaware of the circumstances it was a mistake and we apologize to Ms. Adams.
— Valentino (@MaisonValentino) February 7, 2014