The Valentino Haute Couture show that ran last night in Paris surprised us, but not with the usual couture week flair or surprise guest stars. Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli described the collection as a “fantastic journey” inspired by opera, with a set from the Rome Opera House. The La Traviata-inspired collection gave us a bit of whiplash as it alternated between fairytales, ballerinas, and some monastic looks that so austere they butted up on dour.
Valentino is a red carpet standard, so we’re pretty much guaranteed to see a few of these looks at the big awards shows this year. Let’s look through them and guess where they’ll be.
Katy Perry will totally try to wear this, but let’s give it to Lorde instead.
Rihanna needs that one.
This one has a quilted tiger on it. No one will be brave enough to wear this because Joan Rivers will make fun of her. Joan Rivers is starting to suck.
This makeup should definitely get some real-life play.
The cape and train are a bit much for anybody who is not the Archbishop of Canterbury.
That cape must have taken hundreds of hours.
We would say this one would be ideal for Keira Knightley, but we think she already owns two of it.
Picks for our other favorite celebrities, this way …
Someone should convince Amy Adams to give this one a try. That green would be amazing on her.
The “evil ballerina” thing is always good.
The embroidery on this is stunning. Again, we don’t think anyone will wear this, but someone really should.
It’s like Bjork‘s swan dress! But with nipples.
Everyone should get to wear this one.
She’s a sexy, sexy monk.
The way this coat is belted is definitely giving us some ideas for winter.
Normally we are pro fringe, but some of this is just making the models look like those throws my grandma used to knit.
Unless you are actually going to The Lion King, there is no place to wear this.