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Valentino S/S 2011: Paris Fashion Week

Valentino must be proud. His name is living on, and living up to expectations while bringing in a younger audience. In a line-up of neutral tones including nudes, black, shades of beige, and a pop of Valentino signature red, the collection showed off the design details of last season with the hand of a couture craftsman.

Ruffles in organza with contrasting hems and lace paired together effortlessly, and a floral motif print spun from gold thread solidified the new design team’s reputation. The collection showed off their work without being overly flamboyant. It concentrated on the quality and design of the clothes, which were beautiful – and more importantly, wearable.

Cocktail dresses were in abundance, but day wear looks did not get neglected. Sweet separates and lovely blouses with ruffle detail were extremely elegant, and could easily be worn from the day job to an after work event.  

The classic “ladies who lunch” fan base might be surprised to find that their daughters are stealing pieces from their new Valentino wardrobes, especially the looks shown in denim.