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Paris Spring 2014 Couture: Valentino

The idea at Valentino this season was Operas. Each dress was supposed to represent a different libretto. Unfortunately, the theory didn’t hold up so well in practice.

I don’t think it was an accident this dress was released two days before the Grammys, so that the always-literal Katy Perry could think herself clever and fashion forward by snatching it up.

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Valentino

Over at Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli decided to take “Opera” as their inspiration. This lead to a mishmash of styles folded together like a costume designer on acid.

For an opening outfit, the look struck Native American chords, mixed with Italian drama and Mediterranean style embroidery.

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Paris Fall 2013 Couture: Valentino

The designers over at Valentino decided to take their inspiration from wunderkammer for this season’s couture collection. Even curiouser Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli also decided to focus on daywear for once.  Well, daywear for the sort of lady whgo had nowhere to be during the day except fabulous.

The “Cabinet of Curiosities” theme echoed through the opening look in the scroll work of the day gown, with oddities peering out at breast, belly, thigh and shin.

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Resortwear 2014: Valentino

Valentino doesn’t know how to do “relaxed.” It’s just not part of their vocabulary–at least not the kind of relaxed that other designers do. They claimed to be aiming for relaxed. Instead they ended up in “military.”

Relaxed Military, that is. For the military lady going out on leave in  the summer. But don’t be fools. One wrong move, and your ass is grass.

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Paris Spring 2013 Couture: Valentino

Valentino presented something magical with this collection. So much hand rolled piping. So much detail! So much perfection, they made it look easy.

This opener of a dress in the signature Valentino red over layers of dreamy organza was an exclamation point of where this collection started, and proclaimed from here it was on going up.

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