Summary: Carmen Marc Valvo‘s influence for his Fall ’08 collection was the classic movie Butterfield 8. The lead character Gloria Wandrous played by Elizabeth Taylor was his muse. Therefore, the collection was more about glamorous evening looks with nary a daywear look to be found. Lingerie served as the foundation with hints of slips and skin that balanced the jewel toned satins, feather and lace structurally complex pieces. As expected, the beautiful gowns and dresses were very wearable as Valvo is the master of illusion. No wonder women love his gowns, he’s accessible. Not only that, this one of his strongest collections as he just keeps getting better every season.
Color Palette: ivory, nude, camel, lipstick, chocolate, sapphire, midnight, amethyst, peacock, pewter, black
Textures & Details: satin, dual satin, crepe, chiffon, silk chiffon, silk charmeuse, silk georgette, wool sateen, cashmere, alpaca, feather, fox, mink, chantilly lace, metallic brocade lace, pleating, wide black patent belts,long leather gloves
Key Looks: black satin and chiffon corset cocktail dress; black cashmere coat with a black chantilly lace corset and camel feather embroidered skirt; ranch mink coat with a black chiffon blouse and an ivory chantilly lace corset and a black silk charmeuse skirt; sapphire feather fox chubby with a sapphire silk charmeuse cocktail dress; ivory pleated ribbon and pheasant embroidered cocktail dress