Pierpaolo Piccioli went for refined, quiet elegance for Valentino’s Spring 2017 Haute Couture show. Unlike most couture runways, there were looks in this collection that felt like they could perhaps be worn more than once. On that note, there were pants on this runway— nod to women who might want to wear their couture outside of a gala (but these could work for that too).
The theme was Grecian, but it felt so wonderfully modern and light that Piccioli might just become a sort of Zeus to his tony clientele. Couture is inherently over-the-top and in a season filled with in-your-face ’80s silhouettes, this collection felt the height of good taste.