Thursday, January 27, 2011

HAUTE COUTURE...Valentino/Maria Grazia Chiuri, Paolo Piccioli

For the first time, since this duo took over the reins, I have never been unable to forgive them their trespasses when it came to this iconic brand….that are until now. This collection distills their take on the famous name and in doing so keeps them on track with their vision for the house.
There is a much more naïve, jeune fille, innocence and delicate feel to the clothes which has rendered them younger and not so over the top glamorous jet set society matron. The new look could use a bit of color, but I can allow one giant step at a time considering that Haute Couture is only judged by its sales appeal and not by its “trend” appeal or editorial coverage.

It will be interesting to see the path that this team will follow for ready to wear as well as for Couture….this is as good of a starting point as any.

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