Paris Haute Couture: An Ode To Greek Godesses At Valentino

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first solo show for Valentino haute couture took a more basic approach. The details were pure perfection and kept totally in line with Valentino’s essence.

Speaking of the collection, which was revealed alongside music composed by French film composer Alexandre Desplat, he quoted Shakespeare, saying, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on…

The Italian looked to Greek goddesses, architecture and mythology for inspiration. More specifically, the extremely delicate gowns, with their graceful, classic lines, were inspired by specific goddesses and named after them. The billowing and flowing dresses mostly came in muted pastel hues, however some dramatic colours did make an entrance. “Pandora” was a nude, shimmery caped gown with chiffon and painstakingly hand-stitched images of Pandora herself. “Pasithea” came with hand-embroidered pearls and sparkling flowers, while “Athena” was a double-faced, ivory cashmere coat.

 “Eros” came in a stunning red and “Apollo, ” a chiffon and tulle number, had 15 shades of yellow. An additional standout was “Leda,” with its embroidered flowers taken from a painting by Odilon Redon and ultra-light brocade.

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