27/09/2011 06:02 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Couture Review: Valentino A/W 2011

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.