Valentino Autumn Winter 2011

While I wouldn’t say this was a “WOW” collection, I did think it was overall quite strong. It seems that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli ditched the idea of trying to “be” Valentino, and instead, just made really pretty dresses, which is essentially what the brand is about. I didn’t loathe very much, although there were a lot of “blah” pieces, just not bad enough to merit a mention. But the show’s winners were definitely the soft, pretty, delicate dresses and separates, and the knitwear, both which I am sure will sell very well. And I liked that they didn’t bother with any Valentino red.

I love…

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a very simple but beautiful knit dress. I like that it has a slight 60's Valentino reference.

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

the sheer shoulders and sleeves, the bow belt, and the lovely A-line shape. But can we cover the nipples please?

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

the green leather trench.

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a pretty, sparkly sweater and a lovely little pleated skirt.

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a great shirt dress.

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a super delicate lace dress.

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

round, puffy fur coats.

I loathe…

Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

airline attendant uniforms.

All images from Vogue.com.

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