Valentino's New Collection: Fit for a Wedding?
The design house's couture collection channels total bridal beauty
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The dresses Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli sent down the runway in Paris Wednesday were fit for a high-fashion bride: feminine florals ruled, there were lacey accents galore and more than half of the ladylike frocks were white. With a little finessing, a veil and a bouquet, we could easily see some of the haute couture gowns walking down an aisle.
Though she wasn’t there, we do wonder: was Anne Hathaway paying attention? The bride-to-be is quite close to Valentino, who, while retired, still has influence in the fashion world, and even spoke out about her potential wedding gown recently. “I would do my best creation for her,” he told PEOPLE in December. “She’s a lovely person. She wears the clothes very, very well. So I would do something special … but I cannot say exactly which type of dress.”
The final look of the show, seen at left, was particularly bridal, with a flowing skirt, airy sleeves and floral detail. “It should be interesting,” Hathaway’s stylist Rachel Zoe told PEOPLE of helping her client find a dress. “She’s so young and such a romantic. It will be a fashion ‘moment’ whatever she decides.”