PARIS — Women come to Valentino for luxurious, feminine looks, and he never disappoints them. His spring line was more relaxed and sporty than usual, but there were still plenty of girly pieces. His porthole dresses, for example, were detailed with ribbons and pearls, while his ruffled styles, like the mother-of-pearl and tulle number here, had plenty of drama. For more of the season’s frills, see photo spread How Frilling.

This story first appeared in the October 20, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.