First Dibs: Valentino Spring Couture Flats

Valentino’s Spring couture collection was delightfully romantic. Drawing on Marie Antoinette and the gardens at Versailles for inspiration (Marie Antoinette infamously kept an artificial village at Versailles, in which she liked to play dress-up), Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri presented a plethora of flowing floral gowns and nightie-like short, white dresses and collared coats. Accompanying each of these looks was a pair of these satin floral print flats—a surprisingly practical item to emerge from Couture week. As we don’t get enough opportunities to bust out full-on ball-gowns, we also plan on pairing these shoes with jeans and a blazer for a more exciting work outfit.

This First Dibs item was chosen by
Interview fashion assistant Stephanie Strauss.