>> An elegant kind of effortless permeated the 42 looks designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri turned out for Valentino's 2012 Resort collection. “If you’re not comfortable, you don’t look chic,” Piccioli stated. To his point, shirtdresses, suits, shifts and jumpsuits were cut in flattering lines around the body, resulting in loosely cinched waists, a-line skirts, and drapey, fluttery sleeves. Ivory lace and soft floral chiffon played easily amongst the feminine — and sometimes flirty— silhouettes, while silk, cotton, and leather in olive, navy, and ochre provided a playful sleekness. “This is about joyfulness and prettiness,” Chiuri explained.