One needs to look no further than Penélope Cruz's draped pastel gown at last night's Academy Awards to see that few do pretty dresses like Giambattista Valli. Extra evidence of the fact came from the designer's Fall 2014 show, which was rich in floral motifs and romantic hues.
If there was any doubt that pastels are the official palette of the season, Valli laid them to rest with a rich powder-pink collection. Not to be outdone, vibrant purple and stark scarlet found a home among the softer tones, as did graphic black and white prints. But of course those flowers were the true star of the show, and as applies to most cases, no woman can say no to a bouquet of roses.