Licence to Dress

PARIS FASHION WEEK: FALL/WINTER 2016-17


For next fall, Valentino presented a collection inspired entirely by classical ballet. To begin with, numerous all-black outfits and the models’ neat chignons recalled Martha Graham’s austere perfection. Tights, crossover tops, tutus, long fluid pleated silk dresses, frills, nude cowl necks, ribbons, laced up ballerina pumps and Isadora Duncan-like antique drapes all alluded to dance, while oriental motifs, deck of card symbols and feathers seemed to wink at famous ballets like Scheherazade, L’A...


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