From the S/S 2006 collection, our latest arrival is a Valentino yellow silk gown, as seen on the runway. For this collection Valentino was quoted as saying that his mission was to "stand apart from all the fake couture that has dominated the runways for the past few seasons".
See the dress featured at 13:29
Voguesaid of the collection, "Valentino rose to the challenge, upping his already haute luxe factor and sending out a spring collection that was fresher and lighter than it's looked in a long time".
Ruffles are so incredibly fun and playful, and incidentally, very on-trend for both SS16 and upcoming AW16. This editorial, shot by the master, David Bailey for Vogue UK March 1st, 1972 shows just how glamorous and sophisticated they can be.
Featuring two glamorous ladies, Charlotte Rampling, an icon of the sixties and early 70s, known for her work in European arthouse films, and the stunning Jane Birkin, the woman who the infamous Hermés Birkin was named after. Both wearing incredible dresses by Chanel, Givenchy and Dior, this vintage editorial showcases perfectly how vintage ruffled dresses are timeless and dramatic.
This incredible, polka dotted, frilled organza dress has an olive green sash and is by Chanel. Photo by David Bailey.
A stunning 'bronzed brown' and white organza dress by Givenchy. Photo by David Bailey.
Jane Birkin wears white georgette frilled top by Dior and silk crepe trousers, also by Dior. Photo by David Bailey
'Vulnerable beauty in fragile frills from Dior'. Photo by David Bailey.
Earlier this week, an amazing dress, fit for a true bohemian goddess and designed by the iconic and eccentric designer Zandra Rhodes, hit the store! Named after the home of the Gods itself, this dress was part of a collection called 'Mount Olympus' c. Spring/ Summer 1983.
In a thick silk noil which gives it the most amazing drape, this is an incredibly rare example of the couture bohemian luxe aesthetic that Zandra was known for. With a suede yoke that is perforated and screen printed with the statement 'Jungle Trail' border that was also featured in her earlier 'Medieval Collection'.
This incredible vintage Zandra Rhodes dress is not only so very wearable but practical too! With two deep pockets to store whatever a woman with such exceptional taste wants to carry. If you are interested in finding out more about the 'Mount Olympus' collection then check out the Visual Arts Data Service's website and see some original sketches and other pieces in the collection here