The house of Valentino has certainly created some of the most beautiful, elegant and sexy collections known to man. For Spring 2015, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli continue their quest to reinvent Valentino for the next generation. Inspired by the works of Russian-French artist Marc Chagall and his romantic and modern interpretations of culture, Chiuri and Piccioli set off on a romantic fantasy that resembles something out of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Tulle gowns embroidered with rainbows and clouds of silver lamé, covered in lines from Dante's Inferno took 3,000 hours to create by hand. Billowing velvet dresses and hand-embroidered sheepskin coats floated down the runway along with romantic dresses with leather flower appliqués on linen, long embroidered pinafores over smocked shirts and a shearling vest flocked with leather paillettes. It was altogether charming and romantic; but most importantly a bold move for Chiuri and Piccioli to reveal perhaps the most honest and pure meaning for their collection: this is what love looks like.