There are few extra words that can speak to the opulence of Valentino’s haute couture collection, though one that comes to mind is extravagance. This week the luxury Italian house celebrated the opening of their Sanlitun flagship in Beijing this week. While intertwining a decadent runway, bursting with wonderful gowns conjuring your holiday party dreams or what 2020 will literally look like, in human form. Fit with bellowing silk shoulders, and gowns, delicate hand embellished floral prints, jewel encrusted fencing helmets, and over-sized taffeta bows.

Not to mention, the make-up by Pat MacGrath’s genius hands creating glittery metallic mask like skin on some of the models, heavy black winged eyes and Valentino’s signature red lips. “Daydream is the chosen title for the Beijing event, which unfolds across different actions all aiming at depicting the inclusive layers of Valentino today,” the brand said in a press release. “Symbols, colors, decorations merge one into the other as the Italian spirit of the Renaissance meets the opulence of the Chinese splendor.”