Valentino Spring 2011 Couture

Valentino’s Spring 2011 Couture collection was the true definition of simple elegance. The collection featured only neutral colors, with a splash of Valentino red on two garments. “If fashion is about today, then today it’s time to go back to elegance,” said Piaolo Piccioli, one of Valentino’s collaborators. The delicacy of this collection was unreal. From lace and bows to flowers and plissé, it was Valentino at it’s best. What I found most fabulous, was how even with such simple silhouettes, the models walked with attitude, and not a spec of innocence. The clothes, pulled back hair, and subtle makeup only fooled the eye. As Maria Grazia Chiuri, the co-designer of Valentino stated, “elegance is subversive.”

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