HIGH TEE: Are T-shirts and couture polar fashion opposites? Not any more.
Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have conceived a limited edition jersey “T-Shirt Couture” design for Colette, to go on sale during couture week in Paris, which runs January 25-28.
Priced at 290 euros, or $430, the T-shirt sports a printed orchid appliqué adorned with tulle. Select items from Valentino’s spring/summer rtw will also go on sale during couture week.

This story first appeared in the December 14, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.