Valentino Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli showed his debut solo haute couture collection in Paris. It is the first time Piccioli has designed the haute couture collection on his own, after his former creative partner Maria Grazia Chiuri became Dior’s first female Creative Director. Chiuri debuted her Dior haute couture line in Paris this week.

The simple and delicate Valentino collection by Picciolo included a rose, ruffled chiffon dress with a deep neckline and a mint long sleeve gown which gave an olympian feel. Dreamy column dresses in straight, classical forms evoked a fairytale world with gentle, Spring Colours of ivory, pastel pink and clay-green. Valentino’s show took place on the penultimate day of Paris Haute Couture Week, with the curtains drawing on the event today.