Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PFW: Valentino Fall/Winter 2009

After the retirement of Valentino, Alessandra Facchinetti took his place, but soon after left. Now who took the house's design realm is actually a pair of accessories geniuses turned full time high end fashion designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. The two were actually former accessories designers under Mr. Valentino. Aware of the house's archives and the true spirit of Valentino, they evoked what the house has always been recognized for, ladylike sensibility.
The collection took off in a group of refined polite dresses, in a array of colors that included acid yellow, red, emerald green, and black. Which were seamed and cut in a very precise, interesting fashion. Coats possessed deep fox fur cuffs, and aesthetic nature print or crystal embellished as decoration. Worn with trousers was a bejeweled camel cardigan and a long ombréd mink fur vest. This collection was everything but plain.
Draped-bodice gowns were featured for evening, which came in marigold, black, wine, turquoise and a sea blue. The designers are definitely moving forward, and aiming to attract all types of women. Especially in the younger age group.
Models wore their hair down, with a flawless face and light sultry make-up.

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