Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2014
‘We are wearing Valentino!’, a pregnant Olivia Wilde mentioned at the Oscars on Sunday evening. And today there were more than a few Academy Award-worthy dresses at display during the brand’s fall/winter show. Starting off with quite a bold, colored print, inspired by Italian Pop art from the sixties and seventies, Valentino began young and playful. Midi skirts and short, yet long sleeved, flared dresses popped up in shades of red and pink. The silhouette than got a little more elegant and laid back, when longer, looser dresses and jumpsuits appeared. A selection of capes paired with skirts and leather boots made up for sexy yet sophisticated autumn looks. Quickly followed by romantic winter floral printed dresses, above the knee as well as the midi length. More flora and fauna inspired prints (on both dresses and heavier coats) came in the most beautiful color combinations. Materials like leather, lace and wool were all in the mix and a lot of attention was paid to details. Like the embroidered flowers, the butterfly appliqués, sequins and touches of metallic. Not to mention the perfect little handbags to match every single look. A few pairs of gray pleated pants were introduced towards the end, combined with turtlenecks and pieces with a large check pattern on them they looked refreshing yet classic. Oh, it’s too bad Anna Wintour had to watch from the second row. Especially the finale was like a fairytale full of long, sheer, airy, warm shaded, floor sweeping, Oscar proof dresses for next year.