In a season full of shows that referenced the glamour of Old Hollywood, Valentino showed his mastery of that look with clothes that were elegant, luxurious, and just a little precious. Perhaps it was not the most innovative or directional collection in Paris, but it was beautiful, and his devoted clientele of socialites and ladies who lunch should love it.
Fitted coats, tailored suits, and of course, stunning ballgowns were the mainstays of the line, with black, cocoa brown, red, and cobalt blue being the main color palette for daywear. There were also a few touches of leopard and plenty of patent leather in the pointy-toed shoes and sleek clutches. Nighttime is where Valentino really shines, however, and he used every color of the rainbow to create a parade of showstopping ballgowns that we’re bound to see on red carpets and in the society pages next fall. Of course, the standouts were the strapless and off-the-shoulder numbers in Valentino red.
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