Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2011 Collection
Pier Paolo Piccioli said “it’s time to go back to elegance” and this collection couldn’t be a better example of that. Less is indeed more here, but there’s still a sense of romanticism that calls to mind classic Valentino. Lots of sheer, pleats, ruffles and tiers give the collection a subtlety and and a weightless feel. Piccioli and partner Maria Grazia Chiuri have an ongoing mission to stay true to the house while still injecting their own DNA into the collections and as the seasons tick by, they get better and better at it. Our long-time minions know we like color and never pass up an opportunity to bitch about neutrals, but when they’re this pretty we don’t mind so much. You know the Fanning sisters will be fighting over several of these. And come on, who doesn’t think Tilda Swinton could rock the hell out of the big jellyfish gown?