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.