Highlights from the Valentino Haute Couture 2012 collection



PARIS - Valentino Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli first earned their designing chops with accessories, thus learning the art of telling a big story with a relatively small product. They have beautifully transitioned this skill to the iridescent and superbly feminine garments we have seen walk across Parisian runways over the past few seasons. The latest Valentino Haute Couture collection marks an epic moment for the design duo as they tell a truly fantastical story filled with floral motifs and lace. The long and short-skirted white numbers had us thinking bridal wear - not over the top, but demure, sophisticated and entirely of another era. Continue reading...