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Show Report: Valentino S/S 13 Haute Couture

by Stephanie LaCava on 23 January 2013

Stephanie LaCava reports on the Valentino S/S 13 haute couture show.

Stephanie LaCava reports on the Valentino S/S 13 haute couture show.

These are truly lovely clothes, and not a hidden pant in sight. No more navy blue, rather, white, black, red and some pale pink and paler sage and intricate embroidery, every imaginable elegant sort of texture from swiss dots to lace overlay. To begin, the show featured a symmetric latticework like a grand Parisian gate opening down the front of a red dress, on the neck of a white one and as a black cloak.

For those who are more minimal, favouring the less ornate, there were a few structural cape dresses, though still no shorts, pants or anything other than a skirt. As in season's past, this meant no lack of allure, despite covered up skin and long sleeves. Sheer panels hinted at what lay beneath every single, beautiful dress.

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