I say this with confidence: When it comes to mastery of the craft and virtuosity of divine execution, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo are unparalleled. In a most emotional Fall 2014 show, the pair made their inspiration felt by each and every onlooker: unconventional women deeply rooted in a moment of change.
This clutch marks a whole new direction for Valentino. While Maria Grazia’s and Pierpaolo’s love affair with the color red continues on (just look to their Shanghai collection), they are taking a pared-down approach, hardware-wise. It’s refreshing (and comforting) to see they have a follow-up to their beloved rockstuds.
Florence Welch stepped out for last night’s Museum of Natural History gala in NYC wearing a museum-worthy Valentino gown. The singer is often seen in designs from the Italian fashion house, and it’s no wonder why. Her luxe boho aesthetic fits in perfectly with Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, one inspired appropriately enough by opera.
Read about my trip to Shanghai with Valentino on style.com!
When Valentino announced they were holding a fashion show in Shanghai, celebrating the opening of the largest boutique in Asia (8,500 square feet and second only to the flagship in Milano), I expected to view the Spring 2014 collection I saw in Paris.
I’m in Shanghai right now and despite severe jet lag, I am managing to take in all of the city’s finest thanks to Valentino, my host. It’s so exciting to be back in the city my grandmother grew up in, especially for a very special Valentino show.
This exquisite little cocktail of leather and embroidery sold out faster than I can say Valentino Garavani. All I can do now is put it on my wish list (right at the top) and pray for it to reappear.
With tongue wagging and half nudity the new norm for young stars, you have no idea how happy I am to see a hot actress like Dianna Agron dressing appropriately. Here she is in Paris promoting her new movie The Family sporting a sexy, black Valentino. Yes, sexy. You can still be that without showing it all off.
Out with the pure white lace and in with myriad color! While the elements of intricate lace still abound, Valentino has traveled to faraway lands (at least, metaphorically speaking) and has come back with the urge to channel an exotic opera diva, timeless and transcendent.