11/07/2013 18:53 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Valentino Couture: Autumn/Winter 2012 Show Highlights

It was a case of saving the best until last for Valentino on the last day of the Paris couture shows, which helped to ensure that this season's schedule closed with a spectacular finale. (As if you'd expect anything less.)

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli sent a stream of the fashion house's typical floaty, fairytale designs down the runway - all lace, chiffon and satin - but this season saw a very subtle edge of old-school austerity...