A fanciful room filled with beauty and ethereal sounds. That was the scene at Giambattisita’s haute couture show yesterday afternoon. Models seemed to float down the airy runway in slightly wrinkled evening attire and of course ball gowns. The wrinkles and intentional creases came from the inspiration behind the collection: traveling women with fabulous clothes poorly packed in trunks for her journey. The apparent creases gave definition and a bit of realness to the fanciful collection. Floral patterns that seemed to grow and blossom on the garments along with neutral sandals and satin headbands looked effortlessly springy and reminded guests of Valli’s attention to detail.
This season Giambattista added elements of texture to the whimsical and breathtaking ball gowns he is known for. Tiers of soft grey feathers and floating chiffon were used for several garments. A ruffled high neck collar was a surprising but interesting trend seen throughout the collection. The Victorian esque neckline was paired with billowy sleeves, and the dreamy color pallet proved a perfect match for the floating semi-sheer gowns. While ball gowns are always a staple during the couture shows, no one quite does princess gowns like Giambattista Valli. His long sleeve fitted gowns with full tulle skirts are perfection. With layers of tulle and mousseline, these confection like gowns ended the show in a way that was classic Giambattista.
Written by JESSICA FIELDS
Visual Editor JALAL MOUGHRABY
Photos by GERSON LIRIO