Giambattista Valli creates a dancer’s paradise with a Spring collection inspired by the ballet
The Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring 2018 collection, designed by Giambattista Valli, was presented in Paris at the Grand Palais. Inspired by the contemporary dance, the show has seen the HIPLET perform, a ballet group that fuses classical pointe technique with Hip-Hop and urban dance styles.
“Dance is universal,” said dancer Nia Tao, following her cameo in the Moncler Gamme Rouge show. “And it’s inclusive; it’s not exclusionary like it was before—anyone can do it,” chimed in fellow dancer Nia Parker. “We’re all different shapes and sizes and colors,” added Alexis King.
Giambattista Valli was among the hundreds of thousands of people who learned of hiplet via Instagram. “All of the collection is [built] around them,” he declared after the show. “I told them, ‘I’m not the star of the collection; you are the stars of the collection.’ ”
The collection featured tulle and its variations, fleece, organza, taffeta and macramé embroidery, with a color palette based on shades of pink, from pale to nude, white and the French tricolor .
The designer created lineup of styles including a lace blouson and bloomers, cropped down vest adorned with butterflies, nylon jackets re-embroidered with a kimono motif, and black tulle baby doll dress. Valli captured looks that are Audrey Hepburn–esque with a trapeze coat with tulle trailing out underneath to a Flashdance fantasy cropped gray tee topped with a vintage-style feathered coat and gray leg warmers and ballet slippers.
Go backstage and discover the moments that have preceeded the Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring 2018 runway show.