jueves, 23 de julio de 2009

Valentino Fall 2009 Ready to Wear.

Kasia Struss (WOMEN)

The fanfare of their first haute couture outing behind them, the new Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, presented their ready-to-wear collection today, and while the label's retired founder wasn't visibly cheering from the sidelines as he was in January, his spirit was certainly present.

Ali Stephens (MARILYN)

As former accessories designers under Mr. Valentino, the incumbent duo are keenly aware of the house codes, and today they adhered rather dutifully to the ladylike sensibility for which these clothes have always been known.

Toni Garrn (WOMEN)

Elaborating on several of the ideas they presented in their sixties-inflected couture collection, Chiuri and Piccioli showed sleeveless sheaths and coats with fan pleating below the ribs, some accented with a jeweled brooch.

Freja Beha Erichsen (IMG)

There were evening coats with gradated crystal beading, deep fox-fur cuffs and hems replacing couture's feathers.

Natasha Poly (WOMEN)

Cocktail dresses and gowns, meanwhile, featured draped and shirred bodices, but despite bold colors like emerald, golden yellow, and turquoise, they erred on the staid side.

Raquel Zimmermann (VIVA)

The same goes for those camel and bordeaux cape-backed lunch suits. A long leopard-spot cape with a wide band of fur at the hem had a younger feel.

Magdalena Frackowiak (ELITE)

Overall, capturing the youth vote with this collection will prove a challenge. Mr. Valentino, of course, was popular with ladies of a certain age, but he always was—and continues to be—quite tapped in with the fabulous crowd.

Iris Strubegger (WOMEN)

In order to move the label forward as the new designers' mandate requires, a little less reverence for the past and a little more attention to what the palazzo set is wearing now will be in order.

Vlada Roslyakova (WOMEN)

Nimue Smit (WOMEN)

Imogen Morris Clarke (NEXT)

Edita Vilkeviciute (VIVA)

Alla Kostromicheva (ANGELS)

Liya Kebede (VIVA)

Lily Donaldson (IMG)

Sara Blomqvist (VIVA)

Meghan Collison (WOMEN)

Sophie Srej (IMG)

Addison Gill

Heidi Mount (IMG)

Katie Fogarty (NEXT)

Charlotte di Calypso (ELITE)

Kendra Spears (ELITE)

Hanne Gaby Odiele (WOMEN)

Angelika Kocheva (MARILYN)

Kamila Filipcikova (IMG)

Chanel Iman (VIVA)

Daria Strokous (IMG)

Kinga Rajzak (IMG)

Diana Farkhullina (IMG)

Amanda Laine (WOMEN)

Anabela Belikova (IMG)

Elsa Sylvan (VIVA)

Karolin Wolter (WOMEN)

Karlie Kloss (NEXT)


Sasha Pivovarova (IMG)

Karmen Pedaru (NEXT)

Anna Selezneva (SILENT)

Jourdan Dunn (NATHALIE)

Anna Jagodzinska (NEXT)

Sigrid Agren (ELITE)

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli
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