Valentino's collection for Fall is demure like a school-girl. The clothes are neat and precise with lace doily details, making it all very sweet. In the middle, the designers introduced China Blue and Silver into the clothes and ended with several colored dresses with scalloped edges.
Valentino Menswear A/W 2013 has that throwback to the 1800s feel in mostly black with a few tweed pieces. The black pieces don't feel dated mainly because of the shiny/matte contrast in fabrics used. I guess if you like that era you would like these clothes to wear now, anything more authentic would be costume-y.