Red, of course, was Valentino Garavani’s signature color when he was designing for his own house (and God knows I always love to see a Valentino red dress), but be still my heart for the midnight blue that Valentino co-creative directors Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri showed last week during the Paris couture shows. I really love the direction they are taking Valentino, it’s true to the heritage of the house and yet they are starting to find their own way too. Their Valentino seems very ladylike and beautiful (qualities Mr. Valentino has always believed in), yet modern, and with the slightest bit of edge. Maybe this gorgeous shade of blue will become their signature color. Here were some of my favorite looks from the show:
|I love the dress and is that a cape?|
|So elegant, so ladylike. The back of the dress is below.|
I adore this navy and black plissé dress.
|I love the different textures shown here.|
|This almost feels medieval to me.|
|Somebody should get married in this dress.|
|Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, Valentino co-designers.|
That shade of blue is absolutely one of my favorite colors so I had to pull out my Revlon nail polish from a couple of years ago, Midnight Affair, and also my blue rectangle sequined tank I bought last year at Kohl’s.
This is one of the reasons I love watching the couture shows—I’m always inspired by the colors the designers feature and sometimes seeing couture makes me shop my own closet!
All Valentino couture pictures from Style.com.