Valentino’s Haute Couture collection was inspired by the grand opera and it involved intricate designs and details and animal print patterns. I know that it was inspired by the opera but I also got kind of an African feel from the show. The suits and the animal printed, tasselled dresses gave off a desert-type feel. However, I could definitely see the opera inspiration in many of the pieces including two of my favourites from the collection.
I could definitely see the opera in this stunningly detailed gown. I love how it’s all happening on the skirt with very little on top, just a bit of jewels. I think it really draws attention to the expertly crafted skirt, which clearly should be getting all the attention.
You can see where I was getting that African vibe from, by looking at this dress. While tassels on a hem would normally make me think of carpets and Scarlett O’Hara, but not this gown. I think the fringe actually works really well with the print and the shape of the dress. I also really love the animal print, just saying.
Finally, my favourite gown. I love the sheet music print, and let’s face it, this dress is just opera all over. I love the sheer fabric with the music notes and the very simple bodice and sleeves. I think it’s very elegant and classically appealing. I also love the layering of the fabric at the top that makes it seem revealing but classy at the same time.
I hope you all saw the entire Valentino show and if you didn’t it’s all right here. Please, I would love to hear your opinions on the collection as well!