In his first solo collection for Valentino, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted a soothing array of diaphanous gowns, a deeply pleasant continuation of the house’s strong past couture showings. If there is anything I love more than a soft pleat, it is pastels in a soft pleat, and in this collection there is plenty to love.

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The looks were named after characters from Greek mythology, which feels right. I can’t really improve upon the glowing assessment provided by Suzy Menkes, who described the billowing shapes as “an ancient column shivering to life.”

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Menkes notes that the following statement was hung above the model’s entrance: “You are living in a dream. Keep walking in your dream. Feel your dream and breathe your dream.” A nice thought, on a week like this.

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I want to wear all of it.