Valentino in love: from fashion to Shakespeare.

Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V… and then there’s Valentino’s fall 2016 Couture show.

As William Shakespeare said: ‘Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ Just like the Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2016/2017 show that was all about greatness, in memory of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

It wasn’t very hard to read between the lines of this Valentino’s open book where models/characters beautifully wrote in words, white ruffs, doublets, bodices, puffed sleeves, clerical robes to resemble cardinals, bishops and page boys on the rhythms of Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet.


One can also never forget mentioning the leather knee boots, flattened bosoms and stomachers, capes and capelets, embellishments and feathers.

Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, designers behind this 15th century inspired collection, joined forces to create a poetic fashion experience for everyone who attended their show.