Giambattista Valli’s Light Spring – Focused on daywear, the spring-summer 2014 collection from Giambattista Valli featured the Italian designer’s signature embellishments but were toned down for a light and romantic outing. Sheer dresses which opened at the navel, crop tops and short-shorts bring a luxe ease to the new season. Yet, despite this lightness, the Valli woman’s upcoming spring is far from minimal. Skirts with folded pleats, tridimensional flower appliqué and gold, corn-stalk embroidery offer the rich textures of the season. The color palette is as equally dreamy as the designs, with light neutrals, pastels and ochre defining spring.
Giambattista Valli Fall Haute Couture – For his fall 2013 Haute Couture collection, Italian designer Giambattista Valli focused on romantic florals for an outing of ethereal femininity. Embroidered flower patterns take shape with dainty silhouettes featuring bouncy ruffles, gathered silk and bustier style dresses. A color palette of soft ivory, blue and pops of red make for a rather light fall outing; including skirts that mostly fall above the knee and sheer layers once again taking on the floral motif.
Katy in Valli – Showing off her figure, singer Katy Perry attended the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 27th, 2013. The pop star wore a green gown with gold detailing from Giambattista Valli’s fall 2013 haute couture collection.
Secret Garden – Giambattista Valli’s fall 2012 haute couture collection was inspired by all things natural and fantastical. Marking his third season presenting during Paris couture week, the Italian designer enchanted with a palette of hues found in nature such as forest green, lilac purple and rose red. Models walked the runway with butterfly accessories and netted veils covering their heads. Voluminous ruffles matched with floral prints took the whimsical collection into dramatic territory.
Valli’s Demure Luxe – After last season’s luxe ethereal showing, Giambattista Valli turned down the volume for his namesake label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. An autumn color palette of black, ivory and scarlet set the stage for bold, graphic prints and ladylike shapes. Floor length gowns were segmented by mid-size metallic belts. Autumn also saw many tweed separates in two toned looks with geometric shapes. Beauty for the show included slicked back hair and understated makeup to reflect the minimal elegance of the new season.
Dream of Couture – Giambattista Valli played with hard and soft elements for his sophomore haute couture collection presented in Paris this week. Feminine touches of lace, flowers and sequins are juxtaposed with streamlined silhouettes for spring. Valli even included outerwear with sheer capes and a more embellished take on a sixties housecoat. Models also wore large floral hair ornaments to match stunning gowns in hues of plum, fuchsia, ivory and black.
On the Pulse – Macy’s takes on it fourth designer collaboration for its Impulse line with Italian designer Giambattista Valli’s opulent style on full display. We have a look at the campaign images starring Sasha Pivovarova, Joan Smalls and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in a fitting room setting. Bold colors, loud prints and voluminous shapes all define the new capsule collection with prices starting at fifty dollars.
Valli’s Light & Beautiful Spring – After a dark fall outing, Giambattista Valli lightened up for his spring 2012 collection with heavenly ivory, soft pink and canary yellow setting the mood. Valli’s feminine yet sharp silhouettes hit the catwalk in lush zebra prints, feathers, furs and sparkling brocade patterns. Taking cues from the 60s, shapes were kept short, simple and loose-fitting with the exception of a few ethereal gowns and tailored pants.
Autumn Fever – Melancholia star Kirsten Dunst covers the November issue of Flare wearing a Giambattista Valli number. Photographed by Max Abadian and styled by Elizabeth Cabral, the American actress is part haute couture glamour and part Barbie in the dynamic shot. / See a peak at the main editorial under the cut