Show Report: Haute Couture Paris S/S '07 - Valentino
The show was named A Whiter Shade of Pale, and it didn't take long to understand why. In a parade of pale pink, yellow and purple, Valentino reminded us that the '60s trend isn't going anywhere and neither is he. Celebrating his 45th anniversary in fashion this year, this latest couture offering from the legendary designer was a tribute to all that is beautiful and feminine. [Courtesy of Vogue.co.uk]
To kick-start his show, Valentino brought us a collection of '60s tweed suits in pastels including cropped jackets with bow ties, lace and frill trimmed shrugs. Then the dresses came out featuring lots of layering, sheer fabrics, a hint of satin in champagne, ruffles and bell skirts. Necklines also varied, from halter, to off-the-shoulder, to strapless. Considering the collection consisted mostly of white or similar variations, the different styles and inventive use of fabrics meant it didn't become boring or bland. This also left us wondering whether once again, white will make a massive appearance on the Oscars red carpet as it did at the Golden Globes. After watching this show, I'd personally like to applaud Valentino for keeping us reminded that sometimes it is okay to dress like a lady!