Paris Fashion Week has been trucking along and the one show that everyone was raving about was Valentino. Surprisingly, not many celebs turned up for this runway presentation. Well, except Cameron Diaz, but she’s been going to every Designer show all week, so I’m not excited to hear about her anymore.
The only way to describe the Valentino Spring 2012 show is delicate, heavenly and simultaneously modern yet vintage? Does that make sense? The models paraded around in silk, taffeta, organza and lace in flowing gowns decorated delicately in pale florals. The collection was also not short on whimsical white suits, jackets and skirts.
I could easily see Nicole Richie, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Kate Middleton or Olivia Wilde rocking any and all of these looks on the red carpet.
Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri designed this presentation as their first couture collection for Valentino, having previously designed only accessories for the label.
Piccioli and Chiuri told Style.com what they thought of the current state of the fashion world.
“If you don’t think about fashion, you just do clothes,” says Picciolo, “Fashion needs culture or it becomes empty.”
Unlike other fashion shows where models stomp around in towering heels creating larger-the-life style, every model in the Valentino show wore slipper-style ballet flats. The whole collection screamed lush meadows, Sounds of Music, but also demure royalty and chicness.
All the Hollywood stars that had been making the rounds at Paris Fashion week really missed out by not peeping this collection.