Despite Valentino's simple silhouettes, it's the details that are worth noting. And that is what Maria Chiruri and Pier Paolo Piccioli do best; play well with details, like lace, ruffles, and romantic embroideries, which keeps the Valentino philosophy alive.
My boss @ my internship showed me this Anndra Neen cage bag online, and I foolishly googled their clutches, thinking I can splurge $1,000 on a bag. What also fooled me was how old their cage pieces are...a year old. Why hasn't it caught on yet? Or copied yet? Or something...?