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August 22 2014

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Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Naughty Or Nice

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At last night’s Valentino fête in L.A., the dress code was chic and unusually easy to follow: all Valentino, all the time. That’s not to say it was a one-note affair. Valentino’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, have dedicated themselves to shaking up the storied house, which means injecting a little more downtown edge into the frills the label is known for while also creating the ladylike frocks the label is known for. (Of course, some things—like Valentino red and bows—are nonnegotiable.) The crowd last night split more or less down the middle: Some went sugar; some went spice. Sugar girls like Alexis Bledel, Gia Coppola, Jordana Brewster, and hostess Chloë Sevigny all chose sweet, girly frocks. Their spicy counterparts—Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Kirsty Hume, and hostess Kate Bosworth—went harder-edged, in plunging dresses, biker leathers, Valentino short shorts, and, in Bosworth’s case, skintight leather pants. Chiuri and Piccioli are clearly making concessions to both sides in their bid to revive the flagging label, but we’re curious: Which Valentino do you prefer? Are you a fan of Bosworth’s brand of naughty? Or would you go with Chloë’s lovely nice?

Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

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  1. superslim says:

    sex and beautyful.

  2. Valerio says:

    I’m actually a fan of whatever collection of Valentino, in this case I have to make up my mind and I’ll go for the naughty style of Kate B. Something different then we see during the fashion weeks of this famous Italian house. I like the style and designs of Ms. Chiuri and Mr. Piccioli and shaking up the house was really necessary, it’s only a pity that Alessandra Fachinetti didn’t get the chance to prove that she also was capable of doing that. Thanks to the board of the Permira group and Mr. Garavani himself who fired her much to early on a rude way. Ciao…Valerio

  3. mercuryloge says:

    i can’t discern which outfit is meant to be naughty, and which, nice ….. they are both very nice – by definition, much more artistry and femininity in the dress – ms sevigny (unsurprisingly) wears it as beautifully as the great katie fogerty first did, under a stunning little jacket, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2010RTW-VALENTIN?event=show2062&designer=design_house67&trend=&iphoto=31, while ms. bosworth’s outfit was part of the last resort collection, presented exclusively by jenny sinkaberg, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2010PF-VALENTIN?loop=0&event=show2022&designer=design_house67&iphoto=2&play=false&cnt=5, under, we hope, a faux-fur coat; the fall collection emphasized tiered ruffles, here on new runway superstar jacquelyn jablonski http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2010RTW-VALENTIN?event=show2062&designer=design_house67&trend=&iphoto=27, while we saw couture tiered ruffles on marvelous (mildly poly-like) belarussian ginta lapina in the last collection
    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2010CTR-VALENTIN?event=show2042&designer=design_house67&trend=&iphoto=31, and the spring collection was one big, gorgeous, floppy, exuberant ruffle !! \,,/ twitter

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