May 19, 2008
In her third collection for Valentino, Alessandra Facchinetti sketched a portrait of a lady in soft huespearl gray, icy white, and blush pinkpunctuated with pops of chartreuse and rich fuchsia. The chic yet restrained suits she showed for day had soldier jackets with peplumed backs and rows of tiny covered buttons. Release came in the form of ruffles, which fluttered throughout the collection but found their most elegant expression in organza gowns. Smartly paired with metallic flats, these embraced the bodice before wafting to the floor.