Pierpaolo Piccioli took his bow in a room full of cheers and screams. Everybody attending the salons of the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild were standing to celebrate the dramatic couture they just witnessed.
Piccioli played with every form of couture there is. Models strutted out with giant brushed back wig hair and multicoloured floral headpieces in attire that had the oh-my-god craftsmanship.
With an extravagant parade of brocade, appliquéd capes, rhinestones, pearls, intricate embroidered dresses, scuba and taffeta off-the-shoulder puffed gowns, Piccioli definitely delivered.
The long capes were paired with cropped pants and bermuda shorts. Working with bright hues of blues, pinks, greens and yellow, he also managed to add the subtle tones of beige, gold, burnt red and black. Ruffles, cowls, tops with neatly tied bows were a part of the fashion theatrical.
Despite the gargantuan sizes, every piece was to be marvelled at in all its glory. Not only does that sort of creativity bring the audience to its feet but also a tear to the eye of Mr Valentino himself.
Kudos Pierpaolo Piccioli!