Let’s Talk Couture: Maison Valentino

Couture week is special. It’s that magical time of the year when fashion houses bring out their most beautiful and elaborate creations and showcase real life versions of what dreams are so often made of. Especially a bride’s dream.

Last week in Paris, France we all got to see our Spring 2016 Couture dreams realized (if only from a distance) and though it certainly was not unexpected, many of the shows were extraordinary. For me, most especially the Maison Valentino show.

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As a kid and even in high school and college I was always fascinated by and drawn to Greek mythology and the age of the Roman empire. In Paris, Maison Valentino brought my childhood visions of mythological elegance and beauty to life in an even better way: Couture.

The show was exquisite and ethereal. Models floated the petal-covered runway in long, flowing gowns of elegant cuts, their long tresses topped with delicate custom serpent-shaped headwear and a color palette of rich hues: velvet, gossamer and silk fabrics in gold, red and blue, bright blush, cream, and spring green. Each of the models looked like a Roman goddess, yet at the same time timeless and ageless.

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Valentino 4

So there you have it.

If you’re planning a Spring wedding, where better to look for inspiration than the city of love during Couture Week?

Valentino 6

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