Valentino Cruise/Resort 2012
New York: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli once again presented a collection that balanced effortlessness, femininity and desirability. The delicate dresses that have become their calling card this time appeared in white lace with 3-D flower appliqués, crisp tulle with dimensional detailing and faded floral printed organza. Tailored jumpsuits featured plunging V-necks and criss-cross backs, which gave them an alluring retro feel. Bows were a nod to the house’s heritage and were placed on sexy sheaths and clutches made from exotic skins. Fine materials – buttery leather, luxe fur, fragile lace – made the relatively simple looks into objects of desire. –Joanna Manganaro

Color: Ivory / Caramel / Navy / Poppy red / Pale green / Dusty rose / Buttercream

Key Items: Delicate dresses / Tailored jumpsuits / High-waisted shorts

Materials: Lace / Organza / Chiffon / Tulle / Leather / Twill

Print + Pattern: Calla lilies / Vintage florals

Details + Trim: Delicate Beadwork / Tulle embroidery / Lace appliqués / Cutouts / Tie Backs / Bow Sleeves

Accessories + Footwear: Skinny Belts / Flat sandals/ Bow clutches

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