It seems as though Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are starting to turn things around. Fall 2009 couture was nothing like the too-safe offerings the duo have sent down the runway since they took the helm at Valentino. The Couture collection this season was short, wispy and black--almost the opposite of the conservative, heavy and brightly colored Fall 2009 ready-to-wear collection. As if to drive the point home the collection contained not even a hint of Valentino red.
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