Valentino Fall Winter 2015.

Paris Fashion Week
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For a while now, the Valentino show had been circled on my calendar as one of those, Make Sure Nothing Else has been Scheduled Hours Before appointments. In shooting Burberry earlier this season in London, I felt that that was a high watermark in my photographing career—ever since I began covering fashion weeks seasons, that was the one collection I’d trade in all other collections to see. But to be fair, as much as I love Burberry, the pomp and circumstance that surrounds that show (as with Chanel and a very few others) is a contributing factor to my salivating at the chance. With the Valentino fall winter 2015 nod, my feelings were very different, though I did not take it lightly. Valentino represents the highest end of legacy brands, a design reputation as royal as the likes of Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Celine… But you already knew that.

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli really went all out with a collection that placed emphasis on beauty (as opposed to sophistication, a term I use way too much for Ready-to-Wear collections I attend, though that’s not a bad thing, either). The tricky part is marrying that beauty with functional lines that can walk out of the house or limmo, and here Chiuri and Piccoli really excelled. I could go on, but really if you’re here, it’s for the dresses.

Or Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson breaking out Zoolander and Hansel! By the way, being there when it happened, hands down the biggest ovation I’ve ever seen on a runway, and possibly ever. Let me get out of the way now.

valentino fall winter 2015 - camille hurel
valentino fall winter 2015 - avery blanchard
valentino fall winter 2015 - tami williams12
valentino fall winter 2015 - maja salamon
valentino fall winter 2015 - sofia tesminitskaya
valentino fall winter 2015 - irina liss
valentino fall winter 2015 - katya ledneva 2
valentino fall winter 2015 - katya ledneva
valentino fall winter 2015 - hanne gaby odiele
valentino fall winter 2015 - nastya sten
valentino fall winter 2015 - thyra van daalen (detail)
valentino fall winter 2015 - julia bergshoeff
valentino fall winter 2015 - maria czerniak
valentino fall winter 2015 - ine neefs
valentino fall winter 2015 - julia bergshoeff 2
valentino fall winter 2015 - harleth kuusik
valentino fall winter 2015 - grace simmons 2
valentino fall winter 2015 - grace simmons 3
valentino fall winter 2015 - julia nobis 2
valentino fall winter 2015 - nastya sten 2
valentino fall winter 2015 - greta varlese
valentino fall winter 2015 - sofia tesminitskaya 3
valentino fall winter 2015 - paula galecka
valentino fall winter 2015 - emmy rappe
valentino fall winter 2015 - thyra van daalen
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valentino fall winter 2015 - owen wilson
valentino fall winter 2015 - ben stiller
valentino fall winter 2015 - julia bergshoeff 3
valentino fall winter 2015 - ine neefs 2
valentino fall winter 2015 - sofia tesmenitskaya 2
valentino fw15 - emmy rappe 2

Images taken for Grazia.it
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