The haute couture shows always do this to me, it's all so exciting. The chance for designers, young and old, to really show off; use materials they wouldn't normally, step away from ready-to-wear and channel all energies in creating a collection of uber fabulous, one off pieces. Giambattista...

Giambattista Valli's couture ss2013 got us all excited at Adorn HQ. We loved the oversize acanthus leaf chokers and trellis-like clusters of what looked like dried and painted flowers adorning the models as they took to the runway. The metallic floral statement chokers were a celebration of...

Couture Week Fall 2012: Armani Privé, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Azzedine Allaïa and Jean Paul Gaultier Due to my lack of planning skills, I have to write this (Haute) Couture post days after Couture week ended in Paris. But I really wanted to say a little something about it. I'm not...

in shopping malls have completely slained the meaning, historical value & heritage of haute couture. in looking to identify what true couture is, each season, i've made more of a concious effort to stay away from design hype with no delivery, concepts with no consistency & just all around poor...

Giambattista Valli for Macy's We sure do love a good collaborative effort... and apparently so does Macy's. Fresh off their collab with the Kaiser himself (Karl Lagerfeld) Macy's recently announced a designer pairing with haute couture darling Giambattista Valli, and guess what? It's...

Ultimately, I guess the division of the world between "blondes" and "brunettes" is nothing but an aesthetic reflection of the long established (and very chauvinistic) idea that there are two types of women: the marrying kind and "the others". I'm not going to make a feminist speech here -I...

Want to experience the very lush treat of wearing (yet another) Haute Couture accessory? It only takes a couple of minutes to make and you'll feel like a catwalk Queen just putting it on! Ever since I saw this wonder on the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2015 catwalk, I knew I...

PARIS – following the blur of disappointment & conversational hype of christian dior's FW12 couture collection, giambattista valli intercepts as one of the best couture collections this season. from the proportions to the concepts- this, my friends, is what couture looks like. it's the type of...

It's almost a surprise that it took so long for Giambattista Valli to be invited to show at Couture Fashion Week. His RTW has always fallen in the realm of demi-couture, and his imagination has tended to run to the big, flouncy and layered. He's like the Georgia O'Keefe of fashion in some...

What did you think of the Giambattista Valli AW12 Haute Couture collection – do you think it will be a hit on the red carpet?

 

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