Valentino captures the ethereal elegance of the Grand Tour
By Anna Glassman

Paris: For Spring/Summer, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri took us on a grand tour of Italy during the 18th century which was in-keeping with …

Sep 30, 2014
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Paris: For Spring/Summer, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri took us on a grand tour of Italy during the 18th century which was in-keeping with their trademark sumptuous, bohemian aesthetic. Pinafore dresses were narrowly cut leaving sides exposed. Expert craftsmanship could be seen at every turn, from the laser-cut skins to the lace insets and Broderie Anglaise. Ethereal chiffon gowns were elegantly draped, printed and embroidered with the utmost attention to detail. Whimsical underwater references were evident in the starfish and seahorse motifs, as well as, coral prints alluding to archives from the late ’60s. –Deirdre Pérez

Silhouette: Feminine / Bohemian

Key Items: Pinafore dresses / Suits and sets / Cropped wide-leg trousers / Ribbed sweaters / A-line dresses / Car coats / Tee dresses / Button front shirts / Ruffle dresses / Maxi skirts / Tunic dresses / All-in-ones / Floor-sweeping gowns

Colour: Indigo / Black / Almond / Sea foam / Olive / Deep green / Rose / Orange / Red / Cornflower blue / White / Macaron pastels / Khaki / Soft yellow

Print & Pattern: Baroque scarf prints / Vintage Valentino coral prints

Materials & Trims: Silk blends / Broderie anglaise / Leather / Suede / Chiffon / Lace / Denim / Chambray / Cotton blends / Ribbed sweater knits / Tulle / Velvet devore / Intricate beading and embroidery / Feathers

Footwear: Gladiator sandals

Accessories: Shoulder bags / Totes / Clutches

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