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Valentino Fall/Winter 2011

March 18th, 2011

The Valentino brand has always understood femininity, but under the direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, that means something very different than it did when the legendary Garavani was at the helm. Chiuri and Piccioli favor a light and almost demure look that skews girly with touches of lace and sheer detailing, but never looks immature. This season featured the gauzy dresses the duo have become known for, but expanded the airy look to include structured separates for day, floral printed gowns and a lineup of on trend python accessories. No matter the look, an ethereal feel ran through the entire showing; even the thick fur worn by Patricia Van Der Vliet and the laser cut leather skirt on Daphne Groeneveld seemed to float. When designers can take materials that dense and imbue them with lightness it shows not only talent, but the power of a compelling design signature.
Valentino
Fall/Winter 2011

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath

models in order of appearance above:
Freja Beha Erichsen
Ruby Aldridge
Jac Jagaciak
Sigrid Agren
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Caroline Brasch Nielsen
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Freja Beha Erichsen
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Aline Zanella
Tatiana Cotliar
Debora Muller
Nimue Smit
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Hanne Gaby Odiele
Daga Ziober
Emily Baker
Daphne Groeneveld
Kasia Struss
Josephine Skriver
Maud Welzen
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Marique Schimmel
Mirte Maas
Julia Saner
Freja Beha Erichsen
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Jourdan Dunn
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Tatiana Cotliar in fur
Arizona Muse
Jac Jagaciak
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Daphne Groeneveld
Daga Ziober
Maud Welzen
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Lydia Carron
Aline Zanella
Sigrid Agren
Nimue Smit
Sara Blomqvist
Caroline Brasch Nielsen
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Ruby Aldridge
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Julia Saner
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Frida Gustavsson
Freja Beha Erichsen
Finale

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