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Autumn-Winter 2011/12 – As one would expect, it was an angelic collection with metallic silver and gold, soft olive and white gliding down the catwalk. Staying true to itself, the collection was incredibly feminine and romantic with a medieval twinge. Red and black broke up the soft palette whilst still maintaining a beatific guise through fine gold in the hair and on the top lip. It was a slim silhouette; dresses were straight down with long sleeves and tight to the body. Sensational metallic dresses skirted the catwalk; the dresses were so light with the finest fabric. There was very little skin on show adding to the elegance. Silk numbers with medieval-like roping around the neck and waist continued down to the floor, with their only detail being a brought in waist. Even so, see-through chiffon did make an appearance but when teamed with a full length white skirt there was nothing but beauty to the eye of the beholder. Maria Grazia Chirui and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s Valentino’s couture.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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