In an unusual arrangement outside of Haute Couture Week, Valentino showed a breathtaking all-white collection in glistening New York, celebrating the opening of a new Fifth Avenue flagship in the Former Whitney Museum at 945 Madison Avenue. Fashion VIPs came from far and wide to witness this Sala Bianca Haute Couture spectacle, amidst invitations to Dior's Pre-Fall showcase in Tokyo. A celebration of Valentino in the '60s when fully blanc looks were shown in Sala Bianca Florence, the collection was filled with ethereal lace and dreamy capes that absolutely took my breath away. Look after look of light-as-air gowns of organza and chiffon were peppered with the occasional gold-toned jacket,but the exclusive use of virginal white made the showroom look like a stunning winter tale. My favourite part of the show was undoubtedly the exquisitely tailored capes which billowed out of the dainty gowns, and the pristine lace layered over the impeccable gowns made the models look like glorious ice princesses. An impeccable Italian couture house right in the middle of dazzling New York City, what could be more perfect than that?