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Giambattista Valli collection at Paris Couture Week 2018 Fit for a Royal 

Giambattista Valli Paris Couture

The runway was filled with frothy fairytale creations, and colorful princess ready to play dress up in the palace court. Tami Williams the dainty and Proud Jamaican model closed the show in candy green frilly gown. My mouth dropped when I saw her make her entrance in the gown.    We already know which pop star will be seen first in this gown.

 

 

Giambattista Valli Paris Couture

The Italian designer, whose name has become synonymous with frothy fairytale confections, shut down the first day of Paris’s couture fashion week to a dramatic close with a series of maximalist, multi-layered dressing options for the evening – each more opulent than the one before. Bravo Giambattista!

From airy draped silk chiffon lavished with crystal bows to mille-feuille tiered embroidered tulle, these were gowns designed for when standing out from the crowd isn’t just a fleeting fancy but a requirement.  Your flirty attitude is needed too because you are wearing thigh-high boots with many of these looks. Sexy is trending.

There are no questions why Valli is the go-to designer for A-list’ modern-day style icons likes Rihanna, Emma Stone, and Lupita Nyong’o all call upon.   His skills as a couturier to secure their spot on the top of best-dressed lists.  From airy draped silk chiffon lavished with crystal bows to mille-feuille tiered embroidered tulle.  These were gowns designed for when standing out from the crowd isn’t just a fleeting fancy but a requirement.

This is precisely why Valli has long been a go-to among the A-list’s most daring red carpet regulars, with the likes of RihannaEmma Stone and Lupita Nyong’o all calling upon his skills as a couturier to secure their spot on the top of best-dressed lists.  The collection even reminded me of the TV period drama Reign! Most of the female cast members would fight overlooks.

Clearly keen to court Hollywood’s freshest crop of new faces, attire designed with a youthful super-rich customer in mind also played a starring role in last night’s showcase.  Cocktail dresses in micro mini lengths were cut from leather and lace or came shimmering with tiny crystal daisies, while a macrame tunic and trouser cocktail ensemble were trimmed with ostrich feathers.

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Oh La La

Now it is time for my top three looks from the collection.  These are mouth dropping moments filled with color and drama.  Not the anticipation is mounting on what stylist will pull these looks for what celebrity Red Carpet Moment.

 

Photos: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

About the author

Charlotte is an urban New Yorker who has lived in London, Paris & Morocco. She has an MBA in Management and Economics of Luxury Brands and Fashion and her BFA from the New School. She calls herself the dyslexic writer living between London & Paris. Digital Fashion & Lifestyle Architect ?:ChaChaNyc007

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