The finale at the a/w 2011 Valentino couture show. AFP/Getty Images
DESIGNER: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino
THE INSPIRATION: Russian aristocrats who fled to Paris after the Revolution.
TOP LOOKS: A delectable pistachio green velvet dress, a chevron lace dress with tulle detail, a white cape with plait detail (which echoed the models' Heidi hair) and Freja's finale number with delicate gold lace embroidery. But frankly, we'd take any of those evening dresses.
WHO WAS THERE: