PARIS — In a world of glowing screens and the fleeting images that flit across them it can be easy to lose sight of the surrounding world. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli set about Tuesday afternoon to reclaim those moments encompassing the here and the now with their women’s Valentino Autumn / Winter 2016 collection. The collection itself looked to the ballet and all its trappings from floral tutus to ballet slippers to create a collection worth every chord struck by the pianist positioned at the center of the bifurcated runway. John Cage, Philip Glass, the musical pieces were poignant as ever and all the more so as accompaniment to the eleven girls at Next walking in the runway show, who amongst other included Yana Van GinnekenLina HossAmalie MoosgaardJulie HoomansCecilie Moosgaard, Carolina ThalerOdette PavlovaLorena MaraschiMaria ClaraSandra Schmidt, and Lineisy Montero.

Credits include: Client, Valentino; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Autumn / Winter 2016; Clothing design, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Music direction. Michel Gaubert; Casting, Patrizia Pilotti; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.