2013 March 4
Paris Fall 2013: Giambattista Valli
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(PARIS) Giambattista Valli
Valli girls near and far gathered at Place Vendôme this afternoon for Giambattista Valli's latest opulent offering in the ready-to-wear sphere. Kicking off the show, a troupe of dewy-faced mods paraded out in head-to-toe winter whites that managed to keep his gals bundled up without looking bulky. The key here lay in the strategic layers, whether a furry vest zipped up over a draped silk frock, or a sleek, fur-trimmed dress-coat peeking out beneath a larger, woolly variation. But no urbanite can suffice on creamy neutrals alone. Hence, the spate of moodier numbers that followed, from animal print shifts patched with fur bibs to a liquid black turtleneck jumpsuit, complete with ponyskin loafers. Noteworthy standouts this season were in the pantsuit department, with "most memorable" awards handed out to a minty, crystal bedecked number and a striking black design blooming with red roses and topped off with a flouncy, bow-tie blouse. Backstage, Valli's It girls buzzed over the debut of his "Valli Bag," featuring a bold, streamlined shape, the finest animal skins, and a gold, touch button clasp. Bonne chance getting on this waiting list, darlings.
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