Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum - Sneak Peek

Trust Valentino Garavani to come up with the gift that keeps on giving.

On December 5, the esteemed designer and business partner Giancarlo Giammetti will launch the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, a downloadable desktop application showcasing 50 years of fashion.

Designed to look like a museum and covering 10,000+ square meters, the high-tech app will use 3-D technology to bring Garavani's work to life, with footage of 95 fashion shows and more than 5,000 archival sketches, campaigns, red carpet photographs, and dress images on offer.

You might want to clear your schedule for a while ...

Garavani, who is the first international fashion designer to bring his body of work online in permanent exhibition form, will officially launch the online archive with a press conference, which will be live streamed on YouTube.

Is it too early to call in sick?

Meanwhile, see which Valentino heel was named the sexiest shoe of the year.