Valentino might be deep into preparations for his 45th anniversary celebration in Rome, but he hardly cut corners for his 43-look resort collection. The designer, who knows his customer inside and out, showed appropriately ladylike dresses and suits—some embellished with floral appliqués, others made up in prints, and many trimmed in lace. His signature red dresses always catch the eye, but a white column, worn sari-like over a beaded tee, was the show's knockout.