December 11th, 2014
Valentino Couture

The White Collection

The Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, showed for the first time in New York last evening. The couture presentation of all white looks, an homage to the iconic 1968 white collection, was held at the former Whitney Museum of Art. I’ll take one of each, please.

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FRED LEIGHTON

Collection gold, silver and diamond ring

TOMAS MAIER

Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater

PRADA

Mid-heel suede knee-high boots

SELIM MOUZANNAR

Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

MARNI

medium Trunk shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend poplin top

MIU MIU

Wool sweater

SOPHIE BUHAI

Gold vermeil hoop earrings

KHAITE

Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Two-tone crepe blouse

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Oversized silk-charmeuse shirt

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  • When I remarried, about 12 years ago, I almost bought a white Valentino knee length dress, but thought it was too costly for a “one time” dress. I was living in NY, and I don’t think LWDs were worn then? Have always regretted my decision, and love each of the pieces above.

    KathyDecember 11th, 2014  5:20 PM

     
  • I watched the live show, and it was beautiful, truly special. The accessories were a standout for me, the booties, gold-heeled sandals and those metal lozenge minaudière, sigh.

    SueMDecember 11th, 2014  7:14 PM

     
  • What a collection, so utterly beautiful. I saw the Valentino retrospective when it came to my home town, it included two dresses from the 1968 white collection -Jackie Onassis’ wedding dress and Audrey Hepburn’s dress.

    claireDecember 12th, 2014  5:34 AM

     
  • The line is absolutely stunning and sophisticated. It’s a fresh modern look on white with a reflection of history! I must have in my wardrobe.

    Lisa ADecember 12th, 2014  10:57 AM

     
  • It was a truly stunning collection, despite what everyone claims I still adore Valentino. The fact that they did an all white collection (as opposed to the iconic red) is simply genius !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    carolineDecember 13th, 2014  6:51 AM

     
  • This is the most stunning collection I have seen in a long time. I agree with the other commenter, I have got to get one of those dresses for spring.

    TracyDecember 13th, 2014  11:22 PM

     

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