on October 6, 2011 - 11:01am
Dreamy and ultimately feminine, Valentino delivered romantic elegance for their Spring 2012 collection. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli created beautiful ensembles that combined womanly sophistication and girlish innocence.
Piccioli stated, "Fashion is a dream, and in this moment we need dreams," and a dream of a collection it is, probably one of the best the duo has turned out yet.
Embroidered lace gowns appeared on the runway, one more breathtaking than the previous. They were adorned with exquisite, delicate embellished details.
Stunning, sheer and strapless dresses were presented in a perfect spring color palette of beige, white, blush pink and powder blue. The color palette would not be complete without signature Valentino hues of black and red which made a bold statement for confident spring looks.
A surprise for spring came in the way of leather dresses, some with chiffon detailing, adding a touch of edge to the ladylike silhouettes.
Long sleeved dresses, which hit just above the ankle with hand-painted floral prints, added a slightly folksy feel to the collection.
Evening wear presented the strongest part of the collection, complete with gorgeous red-carpet-worthy gowns with puffed shoulders and long sleeves. Dresses we are dying to see on red carpet darlings like Keira Knightly and Anne Hathaway.
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
Image Source: Style.com