Oh boy, you know you can believe in Paradise when Giambattista Valli’s newest collection hits the runway – and especially couture!!
In the midst of Paris Couture Week (which I am following from afar this year again…sigh), I thought the Valli collection deserved profound praises. Even more when we know that, according to Vogue.com, the collection was inspired by the Parisian gardens to face and react against last November’s awful events. And I love those places, especially the Jardin des Tuileries and Palais Royal. They’re gorgeous, and despite the crowd in les Tuileries, there’s always a soothing atmosphere floating through the air around the fountains. Just love it.
As obvious as it may seem, I’m not your regular Giambattista Valli clientele. But I’m definitely a fan. The romantic ambiance of each and every collection is exquisite, and you know there is gonna be lots of flower and tulle – princess dreams coming true. This year too, the house of delicatessen had the brightest of ideas: to play with a variation around blacks and whites. And add a little bit of color pearls and paillettes to sparkle up the looks. The result is simply grandiose, and I let you judge with my detail picks.
What is more romantic than luxe ruffles floating around your shoulders? If you find an answer to this question, share your science in the comment section below, because I don’t think I can. Valli’s ruffling game of plissé appears to always be a good idea for daydreaming. Embroideries and appliqués even enhance these two dresses’ enchanting charms.
I didn’t spot a lot but my heart did stop on two, two different takes on the cape which I guess is making a huge comeback. Either you cover your shoulder or you don’t, but if you do, you sure want to do it with elegance and I bet you these two gorgeous pieces will make you wanna consider taking that path too. The first one is so delicate it hurts. Pure. Immaculate. Graceful. And while the second plays with a darker mood, I can guarantee its magnificence pays off – see it as when Maleficent takes in flowers and plays the mini card.
Something felt new with this couture collection of Giambattista Valli’s. The good kind of new that only slightly disturbs at the beginning because you realize something has changed, but reaches your heart oh so soon. The signature organza and magical gowns were here but I felt like they tried to introduce a larger number of actually wearable pieces this time – be it at a party or a wedding, it’s still closer to us than the Oscars. The shorter garments of the collection were turned into statement pieces thanks to an amazing structural work. Cutouts, embellishments, lengths and volumes strictly follow effortless-looking rules that make the magic even more real.
I’ve been obsessed with the long silhouette lately. Due to my short height, I’ve been drooling over elongated dresses that I will never be allowed (by god’s authority) to wear. But hey, that doesn’t make staring at these beauties forbidden. Whether it’s embellished with pearl and crystal flowers from neck to toe, or ornamented with a delicate ribbon around the chest, or even made of two distinct luxe pieces, the lo(ooo)ng dress at Giambattista Valli was glorious.
To see the whole collection on Vogue.com, click here. Don’t forget to tell me what was your favorite look! Are you a fan of Giambattista Valli to start with? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. For more couture and runway editions, subscribe to the blog.