For Spring/Summer 2012, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli acknowledged the elegance and romanticism that is Valentino's signature, while still bringing their own sense of beautiful femininity. Exquisite lace worked its way into full skirt short dresses and floor-length gowns with a flare at the hem.

Alongside the lace was plenty of barely-there chiffon fabric, wet-look leather, minimalist dresses in baby blue, candy pink and Valentino red. Peasant ruffles, long sleeves, prairie skirts and layers of delicate floral prints also helped to keep things dreamy. Watch the Valentino SS12 show above.