Giambattista Valli Fall/Winter 2014–Presenting his seventh haute couture collection, Italian designer Giambattista Valli traded in princess party chic for relaxed luxury with the fall 2014 season. One could imagine the Valli woman posing poolside in her striped daytime dresses, crisp white tops and a scarf–almost like a towel–wrapped around her head in full Old Hollywood glamour. However, it’s not all about days out sunbathing. Valli brings the drama and romance one comes to expect from couture season with flouncy skirts layered over tulle and embroidered with lace and flowers. Despite the retro motifs, fall brings a refreshing twist to the well-used theme with a finale of candy-colored ball gowns adorned with feathers and ruffles.