Valentino Couture Collection

Valentino himself designed a collection of such seemingly effortless luxe, calme, et volupté that it made the thought of a world without Valentino impossible (Tim Blanks). "Val skipped a laurel-resting meditation on his career in favor of a strong, sleek, and shiny take on the occasion dressing he excels at. He trimmed away the volume, allowing himself but a handful of fishtail gowns, and the same sense of editing applied to the color palette, which was notably restrained: black, brown, ivory, plum, and sage, with counterpoints of pink and the designer's signature red. Lamé added a subtle sheen in draped tops and skirts" (Tim Blanks). He used such unique variations of fur, emmbroidary, feather trims, threads of sparkle, wool fringe, and multicolored stones to bring his collection to a level of old-school glamour. He became very imused with designs clothes with the effect of "pages", layers of organza that fluttered like a stack of tissue paper as they moved around the hem of a skirt or the shoulders of a cape (Tim Blanks).

Overall, Valentino's collection was amazing and showed that he can still after 45 years of designing couture, can continue to expand his range. This was definitly Val's way of telling the world that he still has some tricks up his sleeve.