Thursday, July 3, 2008

Valentino Fall 2008 Couture

Those watching the show must have been wondering whether new head designer Alessandra Facchinetti would be able to live up to the standards of a genius like Valentino. She didn't disappoint. Facchinetti pulled off a quietly beautiful collection that seems like breath of fresh air in the old House but stays true to the roots of Valentino.
It was a romantic collection with a lot of lace, flowers, embroidery and flowing chiffon that made it seem wistful of a time when women dressed with grace and expected to be rescued by knights.
Facchinetti also revamped the classic Valentino suit with curvy volumes that were almost sci-fi-ish. But sometimes the dresses seemed a little odd; the proportions on a silvery-gold strapless dress looked off, as if it were weighted down by all the material.
But it was still beautiful to look at. This is a good start for the young designer and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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