This season Giambattista Valli presented his collection in an exhibition open to the public instead of an exclusive fashion show. “Sometimes the fashion world is too exclusive and sometimes it’s nice to be inclusive,” the designer said
In a 20-minute fashion show audience cannot really enjoy the collection and the hard work behind it. When it’s haute couture on the level of Valli’s, the ability to walk around and appreciate the details, skills, colors and volumes of each dress, makes the whole thing more amazing.
His influences were straight from his heart, the epic beauty of the gardens and houses of the Amalfi coast; photographs and memories of Marella Agnelli, Lee Radziwill, and Jackie Onassis give a flavor of how Valli has extracted the essence of that old and classic lifestyle with a modern and extravaganza twist with feathered masks, extravagant fuchsia frills, colored capes and drapes, yards of tulle trains, balloons and juicy bows.