PARIS — Hollywood holds a universal fascination for fashionistas and fashion houses these days. So it seemed only fitting that Valentino, who’s not exactly unfamiliar with grand entrances, would choose to dedicate his fall couture collection to Hollywood glamour. And it looked absolutely fabulous. There were great-looking suits and coats for day, of course. But the designer really took flight at night, with red-carpet looks ranging from a heavenly white chiffon number to an orange floral-print ballgown. Here, Valentino’s sheer, tiered, Salomé-style stunner. For more on the season, see photospread Reel Dazzlers to Real Serious.
This story first appeared in the July 10, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.