Since Valentino's retirement, the collections bearing his name are pale, wan reflections of the master's work. They lack his creative power, the elegant sensuality. The Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear was no different — not a single outfit possessed the WOW-effect that used to be a Valentino trademark.
Shiny satin short set, ill-fitting and matronly on top, bringing to mind nothing so much as a Maoist worker's uniform jazzed up.
1980's bridesmaid's dress in tropical tomato, anyone?
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