Haute Couture Fashion Week has been every bit the visual treat and stunningly creative assault on the senses as expected - but the highlight for us had to be Valentino's show which took place on Wednesday. The notoriously extravagant label did not disappoint expectant onlookers with its elaborately embroidered gowns and sumptuous silk trains, but we were most excited by the shoes - each one made to perfectly echo the look of the dress it was carrying.

Here are just a few of the show's key elements rendered in perfect footwear form:

Floral embroidery

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These shoes echoed the embroidery work on a dress and the attention to detail is incredible: just look at how it follows through to the heel. 

Embroidered lace

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These pointy-toed kitten heels picked up on the delicate floral lace that decorated a sheer organza gown. As with many pieces in the collection, there was a bridal quality to these shoes.

Decorative Piping

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This look reminded us of decorative icing on a cake, and it picked up the flourishes of several gowns during Valentino's show