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PaperCity Houston March 2021

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V alentino's 2021 Spring Couture show at Galleria Colonna in Rome saw creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli return the house to a more refined, quiet look. The collection, which marked the first time the house included men alongside women for a couture show, saw Piccioli create garments that seem eminently wearable. The Baroque setting, with beats of Massive Attack in the background, contrasted with the contemporary, beautifully cut works parading across the floor. Gone was grandiose statement wear; in its place were perfectly executed works that accented the body rather than overpowering it. Exaggerated platforms made a return to the runway, something we haven't seen in a while. Named Code Temporal, the collection was Valentino's answer to the strange year that was 2020. It showed a more subtle and subdued palette of oatmeal, rust, khaki, mud, and whites, alongside the occasional brightly colored neon piece. A gorgeous sculptural dress made of neoprene saw the house experimenting with new materials on traditional forms, while classic Valentino capes topped menswear and continued the recent trend of gender fluidity in high fashion. Ultimately, the collection was about living in the here and now, using flawless craft to tell the story of clothing we want to wear. CODE TEMPORAL Platforms at Valentino 2/3 Page 5.583" x 10.8125" Valentino, here and right TO P P R O D U C E R Andrew McCain 713.526.4847 Andrew McCain is a real estate agent affiliated with compass. Compass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by federal, state and local laws. Equal housing opportunity.

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