On June 6 Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli presented their last Fall 2016 Haute Couture collection at Paris’s stately Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. The dynamic duo will no longer be working together now that Chiuri will take over as artistic director of Dior and their late feat was spectacular.
According to Vogue, this breathtaking collection was inspired by “the Shakespearean world transformed into an emotional alchemy. Translation: The strict garments of the Shakespearean era reinterpreted with a modern romance.” And it sure shows, with the pieces including lace, collars, velvet, stunning suits and the signature Valentino red.
Included in this post are a handful of my favorite dresses and suits. Many of the gowns, were made from leather, taffeta, and chiffon, with certain pieces taking over 100 hours to create.
To add to the mood of the evening, Craig Armstrong’s instrumental version of “Kissing You” from Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” played during the second half of the show. The Valentino collections are always my absolute favorite. It tends to have a mix between an angelic, bad ass and sophisticated look that I’m absolutely obsessed with.
Which are your favorites looks?