Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Building on the romantic femininity echoed by so many designers this spring, Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection managed to maintain the girlish glamour, without an ounce of stuffiness. Inspired by bohemian female artists from history including Deborah Turbeville and Georgia O’Keeffe, a serene folkloric thread ran through the clothes, from exaggerated lace motifs to heavy floral embroidery. A soft, romantic palette of neutrals with some pops of signature Valentino red made for a soft yet strong statement. —Shannon Davenport
Silhouette: Ankle-skimming hems / Tent shapes / Fit-and-flare / A-line
Color: Off white / Black / Valentino red / Baby blue / Black / Blush / Pink / Nude / Warm light green
Key Items: Prim puff shoulder dress / Sheer puff-sleeve dress / Strapless tent dress / Roomy trouser / Sheer button-up / Petticoat skirted dress / Tooled gathered waistband maxi skirt / Ankle-length lace skirt
Materials: Cotton / Silk / Lace / Leather / Chiffon
Print + Pattern: Hand painted florals / Polka dots / Stripes
Details + Trim: Embroidery / Velvet flower appliqués / Ruffles / Sheer / Square necklines / Peek-a-boo cutouts / Lace overlay / Pleating / Puff sleeves / Scalloped lace / Gathering
Accessories + Footwear: Braided flat sandals / Lace espadrilles / Glitter heeled flat sandals / Extra long earrings / Studded strap purses / Skinny wrapped belts / Velvet strap heels / Fabric belts / Fold over clutches / Simple croc pouch purses / Wrapped necklaces
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