|What a magnificent creation from Valentino!|
I never thought I’d say this since I am such a fan of Chanel couture, but Valentino couture is now so good that that is the show I want to see, even above Chanel, every January and July. And I know I said it already, but I will say it again: Valentino couture just keeps getting better. They held their spring/summer 2014 show yesterday in Paris and it was divine.
|I love this butterfly coat.|
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, co-head designers at Valentino, said they were inspired by the opera this season and “wanted to describe the character of each [opera’s] protagonist in a primordial way.” The show made references to La Traviata, Carmen, and La Bohème. I cannot get over the gorgeous lace dresses, the embroidery and appliqué, the butterflies, and the lions! I am a Leo so I am definitely partial to big cats and these, splashed on the front of the dresses, and the backs of coats, are unexpected, wild and beautiful. Even the simple dresses, with no embellishment at all, have a heart-stopping drape and elegance to them. Can you imagine how comfortable they must be?
Here are a few of my favorites, but if you have five minutes, stop by Style.com and have a look at photos from the whole show. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.
|I love this lion dress!|
|This is an amazing ensemble.|
|Look at these butterflies!|
|Love love love.|
|Will we see this dress at the Oscars in March?|
|I love the colors of this dress and the floral appliqués over lace.|
|So simple, so beautiful. I can imagine wearing this!|
|Another gorgeous lace dress from Valentino.|
|I adore the color of this dress, its lightness, and its beaded collar.|
|Maria and Pierpaolo, co-head designers at Valentino.|
All photos by Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimages.com