Couture SS13: Caped Elegance at Valentino

The Valentino Couture SS13 show (held in Paris last week) was a sartorial world of paradise. The collection was based on the idea of a beautiful, manicured garden in bloom but with no evidence of a gardener’s labour (i.e. blood, sweat and tears). Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli excelled themselves in delivering a magical, whimsical fantasy world that is the personification of couture, but equally, their designs demonstrated the foundations of dress-making as an art craft and skill – one seamstress was reported to have acquired carpal tunnel syndrome during her contribution to producing one of the most beautiful collections of clothes in history.

 Caped Elegance at Valentino Couture SS13.
These are just three of the simpler looks – see the full collection in all its glory here.

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