Giambattista Valli Archive

Giambattista Valli's Sporty Touch

PARIS, France — The work of Giambattista Valli is quite specific. He is a designer of dresses — ethereal, sculptural and generally occasion-oriented. His stylistic span, however, is much bigger and he offered proof of this at today’s show. The opening look — all black, very slim and oddly sporty — felt decidedly non-Valli, at least the dressy Valli which we are used to. The sporty …

Giamba's Fallen Lolitas

MILAN, Italy — Thanks to Giambattista Valli for reacquainting us with some true gems of Milanese interiors. The Giamba show today happened inside the sumptuous interiors of Palazzo Litta, all brocade walls and gilded stuccos. A strange fit for Valli’s naughtier, younger line, but one that perfectly fits the designer’s modus operandi. Valli likes the contrast of highbrow and lowbrow, of luxury and trash more than anything else. Thereafter, …