Valentino Spring 2011 Review from Paris Fashion Week

When the Valentino show began I was not immediately impressed with the “spotted” dresses that swayed before me. These was something too young schoolgirl about the whole look. I consider Valentino a real woman’s brand. These are not clothes for a girl. They are built for grown women that attend prestigious events and mix with the upper echelons of society.  They need to be striking garments, not pieces made for shrinking violets.  Ah, but never fear. The show had a quick turn around. As soon as the fifth look appeared, a clean little white dress, I knew we were back on track with clean sophisticated lines that scream Valentino elegance. Ruffles and lace also appeared on the runway and ran throughout the show becoming somewhat of a staple for the season presented.

This season the whole line was, in fact, a lot more relaxed than we have seen in recent years and the designers, Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, worked it perfectly.  Casual Valentino does work and works so well.  Daytime Spring attire by Valentino will have all the ladies talking at the water cooler! There were definitely many options for event wear so you’ll surely see these dresses again on a red carpet near you soon!


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