Floor sweeping gazar and pleated sheer chiffon... these are dresses for wintertime princesses.
There, front row at Valentino, is French actress Clemence Poesy in a red dress with a ribbon in her hair. Pan upward to the cherubs painted on the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild ceiling, then back to the front row and a sweet little girl (one half of the house's design duo Pier Paolo Piccioli's daughter) in a lovely little dress, the first of many this evening. The adult versions though, are floor sweeping gazar and pleated sheer chiffon. These are dresses for wintertime princesses complete with capes and brocades taken from 19th century textiles. There are flowers, sparkles, ruffles and even a bow tied around the back of one of the model's necks. With names like 'La Muse Endormie,' 'Aurore,' and 'Sapho,' it's a grown girl's fantasy. Here's what's left to love about haute couture.