The Campiest Trend of Spring 2019? Ruffles

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection for Valentino is a profound study in frills: Ruffled piping, flouncy tiers and other details that sound indistinguishable from cake decorating techniques camouflage nearly every inch of fabric. But closer inspection reveals a lacy topper embedded with a plastic zipper, a sweater that appears to have been made using origami but turns out to be a knit and a cape with stiff-looking accordion pleats that morph to the movements of the body. Beneath all the frippery is a steely toughness built to withstand the travails of life—like Dolly Parton if she were a dress. “… Full Story at Fashion Magazine…