The inspiration for Valentino's Pre-Fall 2015 collection was not "of this earth," as they say. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli really shot for the stars with their latest offerings -- literally. Each dress, skirt and cape -- yes, cape -- was space-themed.
Valentino, known for its impeccable embroidery and beading work, incorporated stars, planets and constellations in this intergalactic collection. When it comes to clothing, space can seem a little bit kitschy, but somehow, the collection manages to toe the line between kistch and elegance, fashioning garments that have a flair of camp, but remain pretty and wearable.
Overall, the Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 collection showcases the creativity, artistry and experience necessary to pull a bold move like this off.