Heavenly: Valentino Haute Couture

Is there a word for something that looks so delicate you’d be afraid to touch it, lest it disintegrate like the shimmering surface of a soap bubble at your touch? In describing Valentino’s haute couture spring 2012 collection, such a word would come in handy.

Models’ arms were sheathed in sheer fabric, their hands gently wrapped in lace gloves, both so fine as to be barely visible. Some gowns were intricately hand-embelished clocking up timesheets of hundreds of hours apiece.

While the heavenly white gowns proffered up a vintage feminine elegance, they were smartly played down by slipper-style loafers. In matching florals and lace, of course.

You can see all of the Valentino haute couture spring 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Also from this fashion show.

Beauty

Backstage

Photography by Imaxtree