It was “La Vie en Rose” for Valentino, who headlined Sunday’s segment of Paris Fashion Week with a daring yet triumphant pink collection. Meanwhile VIP guests including Lewis Hamilton and Zendaya had to negotiate A-list arrivals without their luxury wheels, during a car-free day in the capital’s centre. All-encompassing pink decor sprawled across Le Carreau du Temple in Le Marais, bathed peach in sections by the Parisian spring sun. This was a Valentino collection like no other – where most of the exhaustive, often-minimalist, 81 looks were delivered in shocking pink. Did Valentino just kick off a new, more diverse era in fashion? It was certainly a bold choice for designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, given the potential for the ready-to-wear styles to appear repetitive. Yet it was deftly handled. Scallop details in shoulders came on loose silhouettes with swag and generous proportions, glowing pink above chunky 70s platforms. A minimalist tulip-shaped skirt was surreally stiff and angular, while a soft tuxedo jacket was so oversized that its shoulders fell from the model’s own in chic segments. And just as the pink began to feel endless, the master Italian couturier switched to a brooding black palette – as if to say that there is a shadowy underbelly of all things sweet – an effective contrast, showing his design control. 12 of Lily Collins’ most stylish looks on Emily in Paris season 2, ranked Piccioli was trying to show that by taking away colour, or attention to colour, eyes can be drawn toward form and silhouette alone. In short: it was a triumph. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .