Valentino Couture Fall 2013

It is nice to end couture week on a high. This Valentino show was pretty much a formulaic couture collection: lots of impeccable tailored suits, perfect cocktail dresses, and evening wear that looked like it was worth its five and six figure price tags. There was also the ultimate mix of elements: beautifully simple pieces (that looked like the wool was sculpted onto the body), elaborate material combinations (fur mixed with wovens and accented with heavy brocades and embroideries) and evening wear handwork, mostly lace, that looked…well…amazing. Actually, that word pretty much sums up the entire show, and the past few Valentino shows. I think this may be my new favourite couture brand.

I love…


a very classy mix of materials.


when couture garments look like they have no seams whatsoever.


when the details on a dress look like they would be completely impossible to replicate. That is couture.


the way they’ve used velvet in this show.

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  • AnaO

    I loved Valentino, too. I’m curious about your thoughts on Viktor & Rolf’s show.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Haven’t looked at it, will do this weekend!

  • Jill

    Valentino couture has just been so amazing the past few seasons. I wish someone would do a documentary about their seamstresses. I loved the Valentino movie but they didn’t spend nearly enough time with the ladies who bring these dresses to life, and of course it was filmed before Maria and Pierpaolo took over.

  • Wear Those Deals

    Loved this collection as well! I’m not a writer like you but do pin fashion when I like it. Pinned lots from Valentino!

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    A documentary about any of the haute couture seamstresses would be amazing, since they are all incredible craftsmen.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    You don’t need to be a writer to LOVE this!