On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Valentino brought us back to the Elizabethan era with their Fall Winter 2016 Haute Couture Collection at Paris Fashion Week.
The stunning collection exuded the air of royalty with their use of luxurious fabrics and ruffled Elizabethan collars, adding a regal touch to their outfits. Using basic colors such as black, red, white, gold, and olive, the designers added some dramatic factors to the entire collection with puffy sleeves and Elizabethan collar; off-the-shoulder tops and sheer bottoms; embroidered coats and tailored trousers; and thigh-high boots and statement accessories. A stunning dramatic scarlet cape dress ended the show on a high note. Perhaps, that’s how Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to say “Goodbye” to all Valentino’s lovers as she will be joining the famed House of Christian Dior as their new Creative Director. Breakup hurts, but changes are always good things. Right?
On Instagram, we said: “If we could dress up like that all day, every day, we wouldn’t mind living in the 1950s forever”. Now on the second thought, we didn’t have to live in the 1950s to dress up like Juliet Capulet in William Shakespeare’s romantic love tragedy Romeo and Juliet, we already have Valentino and that’s all we need.
What are your favorite looks from the show? Let us know in the comments below.
Photos by Indigital – Edit by Crystal Phuong – Video by Valentino