Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014
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It has been pouring in Paris all day so I was happy to stay in my dry apartment and watch the Maison Valentino Haute Couture runway show via live feed. The pre-show video feed was priceless but the actual show itself was heavenly. I wish it had been ready to wear Valentino where there is at least a chance of affording something. With Haute Couture, one can only dream and hope that a reasonably priced retailer is “inspired” by the collection.
The description of the fall/winter 2014 by Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo was “an ethereal, pagan goddess on the way to the temple” mixed with a serene Pre-Raphaelite beauty. “It’s our past we’re thinking about,” said Chiuri. “Something graceful, regal and a bit more pagan, this time.”
The runway itself was a wood floor with garden walls described as having a “fresh, youthful mood.” It reminded me a lot of Valentino’s beautiful Wideville chateau outside of Paris. To give you an idea of what I mean, I’m interspersed photos of the moodboards and photos of the chateau’s gardens.
It was a truly stunning collection and I love that both Maison Valentino and Chanel showed flat sandals on their haute couture runways. I’m definitely putting a white dress on my fall shopping list thanks to this show. I’ll also be keeping my fingers crossed that maybe I can afford the green sandals. A girl can dream.
Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Runway photos via Style.com and Instagram photos from Maison Valentino, Valentino, Giancarlo Giammetti and Carlos Souza.
J’adore! The entire collection is so very feminine and ethereal,floating like a cloud!
The Arts by Karena
Absolutely stunning. I love how you added the mood boards and photos of the mansion. It’s great!
This is just what haute couture should be — luxe, glam, and aspirational!
what a fantastic and excellent post–so great to show the gardens and how they correlate to the collection as much as the mood boards.