It may be Giambattista Valli's first couture collection for his namesake label, but one thing for sure is that he is having no problem exercising his right to be considered among the great haute couture fashion houses. For most designers interested in doing a second line, they'll look to the lower end of the market with a diffusion line, but then again Valli is never one to follow trends. With this couture collection he showed a take on the new couture, one in which budding socials and their mothers could both hang in their closets. For me, it was the coats in the collection that screamed out. Who even needs any other clothes when you have a fabulously decadent coat? And of course, the red dress, which never go out of style. According to Valli, "I like when everything is effortless, when you have this kind of fabulous cut. BOOM. That's it. You don't need more." File under first times a charm.
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