Here Are Some Good Dresses

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.

Images via Getty.
Images via Getty.

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.”


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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Images via Getty.

I want to wear all of it.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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hercules q. einstein

These all look like fancy caftans to me.