October 2, 2017

Front Row @ Valentino Spring 2018

The Valentino Spring 2018 front row had no shortage of chic beauties eager to take in designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s take on elegant whimsy during Paris Fashion Week on Sunday (October 1).

Natalia Vodianova: Her previous less-is-more M.O. at the Givenchy show was replaced by a more-is-more look in this Valentino Resort 2018 keyhole frock, resplendent with folk patterning. Glittery Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Luce’ ankle boots and a statement earring ensured this was no ordinary maxi dress.

Marion Cotillard: Offering up her blonde ’do in a punk faux-hawk of sorts, the actress donned a Valentino Resort 2018 ensemble that merged menswear-inspired pinstripes, sporty track pants, and feminine, sheer lace. What united the motley collection of trends was the sophisticated colour palette, to which the kelly-green, embellished sandals simply did not make sense.

Izabel Goulart: I loved the romantic simplicity and feminine seduction of this Valentino Resort 2018 plisse dress, which flowed so beautifully and effortlessly around Izabel’s silhouette as she walked. Here, the green accents made perfect sense in the subtle piping at the neckline, the bow at the waist, and her matching clutch.

Emily Ratajkowski: When is baggy too baggy? I would say this Valentino Resort 2018 look crossed that line with the slouchy aesthetic—especially through the droopiness of the front of the trousers. A few nips and tucks, and this could have been an oversized success.

Alexa Chung: Also in a Valentino Resort 2018 look, Alexa fully celebrated a granny-chic mood with this butterfly-embroidered long sweater and pointed black booties. I would have loved to see the girly frill of the dress sans the eccentric, rather haphazard styling, but it was no doubt a bit chilly for such a summery frock.

Emily Robinson: Supremely elegant, Emily showed the power of a prim, feminine silhouette in this Valentino Resort 2018 frock that was lovely in its painterly floral motif and its fitted-and-flare design.

Arizona Muse: The variety of the Valentino Resort 2018 collection continued to march on with Arizona’s army-green flight suit that had her fully prepared for any skydiving escapades after the show.

Zoey Deutch: While I have no doubt the tapestry embroidery of this Valentino Resort 2018 dress was beautiful, it provided such a severe, mature look for Zoey that went far beyond her 22 years of age.

Kaitlyn Dever: I had a similar reaction to Kaitlyn’s Valentino Resort 2018 dress. While the plisse drape of the skirt was lovely, it all seemed a bit ageing and forced—primarily with the sheer top and long scarf.

Robin Wright: The boldness of black-and-white colour blocking was fully realized in this Valentino Resort 2018 coat that made quite the statement all on its own.

Bianca Brandolini d’Adda: This Valentino Resort 2018 look was clearly inspired by the Canadian tuxedo, but Bianca did manage to somehow made the hip-hop-inspired, all-denim ensemble seem like quite the cool-girl look that was right in line with the oversized trend.

Roisin Murphy: The Irish singer echoed Marion’s pinstripes yet her Valentino Resort 2018 ensemble was all but enveloped by a plush patchwork Valentino Resort 2018 coat that competed for the limelight.

Alana Mychal Haim, Danielle Sari Haim, Este Arielle Haim: The sister act of the Haim band colour-coordinated their lavender-pink looks, all hailing from the Fall 2017 collection. It was the additional pieces—the goldenrod yellow, crimson red, and heavy dark boots—that didn’t add up.

Olivia Palermo: Feminine, sheer lace and a sporty aesthetic collided in this Valentino Resort 2018 look that translated a bit strangely without seeing the full scope of the athletic, ribbed white romper due to the red coat, which was a tailored beauty on its own accord. The nude boots I’m also not quite sold on with this look.

Helena Bordon: I found Helena’s lighter approach to the Valentino Resort 2018 collection quite refreshing here, with the casually relaxed drape of the poncho top juxtaposed to the feminity of the decorative floral skirt and embellished, girly sandals.

Soo-Joo Park
: The long lines of this Valentino Fall 2017 look were sophisticated to be sure, even if the monochromatic peach colour wasn’t my favourite. I do think a sleeker hairstyle would have gone Fall 2017

Razane Jammal
: With a distinct western-frontier vibe, Razane donned a suede, fringed number from the Valentino Resort 2018 collection. Upping the quirkiness, she styled the look with aviators, sock sandals and a gold quilted clutch, which certainly provided a unique variation on cowgirl style.

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15 Responses to Front Row @ Valentino Spring 2018

  1. fashionjudgment October 3, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    Soo Joo is my favorite. That being said, I actually feel very underwhelmed by their choices. The whole PFW is pretty boring. I hope Chanel can bring me some much needed excitement and save PFW.

  2. TeaAtTwo October 3, 2017 at 9:30 am #

    Izabel, Emily Robinson and Natalia look good as is. There are other pieces that I like such Alexa’s dress and Soo-Joo outfit that needed different styling or different wearers.

  3. charlotte October 3, 2017 at 3:54 am #

    Izabel Goulart looked very on brand with Valentino,and I love Soo-Joo Park’s entire outfit from the neck down,her hairstyle puts me off.

  4. Crystalline October 3, 2017 at 2:23 am #

    I love Izabel Goulart and Emily Robinson’s look!! So prim and feminine.

    • Amanda F October 3, 2017 at 2:53 am #

      Agreed! As for the rest – no thanks

    • Alina October 3, 2017 at 5:10 am #

      +2. Both BDOTW worthy imo.

    • Amy October 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm #


  5. Christine October 3, 2017 at 1:51 am #

    Izabel Goulart looks good. The rest are bad

  6. VG October 2, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    The top row look fantastic!

    Natalia – she can wear anything and make it look effortless and chic.
    Marion – I would be happy for her to replace Dior with Valentino, she would make a great ambassador for the house.
    Izabel – perfectly styled and I love that dress!

    The rest are just ok (also, I’m so sick of Emily Rat…she’s not fashionable enough to justify being everywhere during PFW).

  7. Pheephee October 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    LOVE Izabels look!!! So many loves for it. Its simple, classy and so feminine. Just gorgeous.

  8. Pedro October 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    Izabel looks flawless! BDOTW

    Helena looks fresh and fashionable

  9. Caroline October 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

    Izabel aaaallll the way.

  10. meme October 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    What a mess of a collection.

  11. Fanny October 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    I like Natalia and Izabel, the rest is a bit of a mess.

  12. JHH October 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

    Izabel Goulart looks a fantastic. I guess I am a sucker for a romantic look. Robin Wright also looks great in that coat. The rest are meh or “too try hard to be stylish” for me.

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