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Valentino NYC Haute Couture show

Watch Valentino’s NYC Haute Couture show

Last season’s Couture show was a poetic ode to Pre-Raphaelite beauty – now the Italian fashion house has gone transatlantic to showcase a one-off collection in New York

This season, Valentino has turned from tradition, showcasing a special couture collection in the Big Apple (tagline: #ValentinoNYC) before presenting their SS15 show in Paris next year. The move is in celebration of the recent launch of their flagship store, which, with an eight-story steel and aluminium facade, grey terrazzo walls and mosaic floors, brings a modern Palazzo feel to Manhattan's cityscape. Recent Valentino collections have drawn inspiration from parts of history, with SS15’s ready-to-wear fusing Roman classicism with psychedelic florals, and AW14 Haute Couture looking to Pre-Raphaelite timelessness. With their sans-colour New York collection, however, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo focussed on highlighting the house's intricate detailing and craftsmanship – without any colourful distractions. Watch the show below: