Valentino always closes out couture week in a bang. Usually the front row and the show are packed with wow moments and I am expecting that to be the case once again next Wednesday. I always plan my day around being able to watch the live stream of the Valentino show and of course the arrivals. From iconic models to the biggest names in film and music we are usually treated to another of the most star studded shows of the week. Izabel Goulart has been front row at basically every Valentino show for the last year and I do want to see her front row at this show again next week. I have to say that she gives a totally different vibe than we are used to seeing from her when she steps out wearing Valentino. Typically we see Izabel wearing sheer gowns or mini dresses, but when she steps out in Valentino it is a much more sophisticated and glamorous vibe that we get. That chic, effortless approach to glam is exactly what I think we would get if Izabel arrived at the shows typical location at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild (TBC) wearing this seafoam green Valentino Fall 2018 RTW midi dress which features a ruffle trimmed plunging neckline, seamed waist, and long sleeves with riffled cuffs. This is the perfect mesh of modern glamour and bohemian elegance, which has become a signature of Valentino under the creative direction of Pierpaolo Piccioli. I do think that Izabel would look so chic wearing this dress; especially if she paired it with a dark green Valentino ‘Rockstud’ saddle shoulder bag, her signature glamorous waves, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, and a pair of gold Valentino ‘Metallic Studwrap’ leather slingback pumps. Irish actress Karen Gillan has killed the fashion game this year rocking looks from Thom Browne, Paco Rabanne, Christopher Kane, and of course Valentino. The black embellished one shoulder tulle gown that she wore for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her film The Party’s Just Beginning is definitely one of my Best Dressed of the Year contenders. She has a big year next year with Jumanji 2 and a yet to be titled Avengers movie to be released and still has a drama titled All Creatures Here Below to promote this year. So I would love to see her perch herself front row at the Valentino Fall 2018 Couture presentation to stalk out some looks that she just might want to rock for those premieres, in addition to any other red carpet she just might walk. I would love to see her do so wearing this black floral print Valentino Resort 2019 long sleeve mini dress which features a starched white collar neckline, belted waist, and pleated a-line skirt. This is a pretty classic style for Valentino, but I feel like Karen would make it something really special styling it with a chic bun, red lips, defined eyes, a red Valentino ‘Rockstud Spike’ quilted leather clutch, red nails, and a pair of red Valentino ‘Rockstud Spike’ cap toe, buckle strap pumps. Marion Cotillard rocked a simple yet edgy black velvet Valentino Couture gown last month at a Chopard party during the Cannes Film Festival and I have to say that I have really loved seeing Marion wearing Valentino since her Dior contract ended. She was front row at the Spring 2018 RTW show last September and I feel like she should step out and hunt for her next Valentino moment at this seasons couture show. I would love to see her do it bringing extra glamour to the front row wearing this black and gold polka dotted Valentino Pre-Fall 2018 mini dress which features voluminous ostrich feather detail sheer sleeves and a tiered skirt. I love this dress so much that a cropped version of this photo is actually the background on my laptop. It is fun, flirty, edgy, feminine, and dramatic all at the same time and I really do think that it would totally mesh perfectly with the edgy glam style that Marion has been bringing to the red carpet. I would keep the edge and visual drama of this look going adding a chic braided updo, smokey eyes, red lips, and a pair of black and white polka dot Valentino ‘Rockstud’ golden studded pumps. The Valentino show is one show where we can almost guarantee an appearance by the gorgeous Olivia Palermo. I went back to the Valentino Spring 2018 RTW collection for what I think would be the perfect look for Olivia to rock for this show. I have not been a huge fan of these layered smock dresses when they have come off the runway to be honest, but I have faith that if anyone could take this seafoam green bubble hem sequined embellished mini dress and make it work that it would be Olivia. She has taken similar styles and made them work in the past so I feel like this would be just another chic moment for her to bring during her front row fashion tour. I went to an extra special handbag to pair with this dress opting for a powder green Valentino ‘Lock Small’ snakeskin & mink studded shoulder bag worn as a clutch to add another special moment to this look for Olivia. Finishing the look with a romantic low bun, soft smokey eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of lime Jimmy Choo ‘Mischa’ crystal bucked block heel sandals all would ensure that this look is perfectly glamorous for the front row at this show. Thandie Newton made my Best of Cannes 2018 list with the Valentino ensemble she wore for the photocall for Solo: A Star Wars Story. She is being buzzed about for an Emmy nomination for her performance in Westworld so why wouldn’t she want to jaunt off to Paris and take in the Valentino Couture show from the front row? If she did I would love to see her be the star to bring the couture factor to the front row rocking this two two pink Valentino Spring 2018 Couture ensemble. The look features an oversized button down bodice and a pair of wrap style pants which are detailed with ostrich feathers. This look is definitely not for the fainthearted lovers of fashion. It could easily be a look that wears a person, but I think that if anyone could make this look come off it effortless ease that it would be Thandie. I would keep the styling rather simple leaving the runways feathered hat at home but adding a sleek ponytail, simple defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, and a pair of bubble gum pink Valentino ‘Rockstud Spike’ quilted leather sandals to really ensure that Thandie really wears this look and doesn’t let it wear her.
The Valentino Fall 2018 Couture presentation during Paris Fashion Week will take place on Wednesday July 4, 2018. The show will stream live on valentino.com at 2:30 PM EST.