That royal air was most apparent in it's ornate intricacies and looking through the details gallery, one can see the amazing craftsmanship. So much so that if Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccoli (creative directors since 2008) told me that their 'blood, sweat and tears' went into each gown, I would believe them.
Working with materials such as tweed and cashmere, the collection screamed elegance and expense. However I also sensed some level of purity. Without getting deep into any biblical references, there was a cleansing element so crisp and upfront as if in midst of purgatory.
Confess everyone, we're under the rule of the Valentino monarchy ...
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