Valentino’s Anniverary, Your Present-------
Just last week, Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli fêted the opening of the brand’s new Milan flagship store to coincide with the house’s 50th anniversary. Along with several more new store openings (on Rodeo Drive and Madison Avenue) to mark the anniversary, the duo created a limited-edition 50-piece capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories pieces (which editors got a preview of at last week’s party). A highlight of the collection is the outerwear, made of cashmere and wool cloth, offered in a zoo of animal prints that also carry over into silk scarves. Also among the offerings are lace-pleated skirts and shorts, studded bangles, and hobo bags. Here, a look at a few of our favorite coats in the collection, available in the Milan store now, and then in the L.A. shop March 27 and the New York store later this fall.