This piece is from Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 couture collection and showcases inspiration from one of Charles Worth gowns. The design of the cape takes inspiration from Charles Worth's evening dress that has black swirl designs.
Valentino S/S 2014 RTW. This resembles the era of the pre-Raphaelite movement in the century. It pulls themes from the medieval period with dark colors and elaborate prints. The conservative neckline resembles the medieval period as well.