Maria Grazia Chiuri and her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli brought an emotional Valentino to his feet as their show closed the Spring 2013 couture season. Inspired by wrought-iron gates and secret labyrinths of formal gardens, the duo stuck true to the brand’s identity with show-stopping artisanal dresses adorned with hand painted organza, luxe embroidery, hand-rolled crepe piping, stamped wool, and intricate crystal beading. Dramatic and romantic perfection.
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Christian Dior Fall Couture 2012
A series of rooms, in a Parisian venue, were blanketed with over a million luscious flowers . . . the scene was impeccably set for Raf Simon‘s debut collection for Christian Dior. Full skirted and […]
Designer Esin Ünlü enlisted photographer Isle Moore to capture her first couture collection, for Feline Blush, entirely under water. The mesmerizing and romantic images were inspired by French cinematography, which accentuate the fluidity and romanticism of the chiffon and satin […]