Shunning the bright lights and loud music usually used at catwalk shows, Valentino set the mood for its Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 ready-to-wear collection with dim lighting and a live piano performance. The show began with dark tones — coats and long tulle skirts. The colours then became lighter with pale pink dresses which came with long sleeves, high necks, ruffled chiffon decoration, colourful patterned prints and shiny sequins. Models, whose hair was styled into simple buns, also wore plisse skirts, luxury furry boleros and velvet creations. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli also presented a mix of heels and flats.