GIAMBATTISTA VALLI FALL 2019 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
Designer Giambattsita Valli staged an exhibition rather than a show for the Fall Couture collection.
July 3, 2019
The Giambattista Valli Fall 2019 Haute Couture was a moment of peace with reexamination of his successes. “Everything has to be perfect,” he said of the installation. “You can’t get away with what you can get away with at a show.”
The presentation opened with a group of mannequins dressed in monogrammed white button-downs and big tulle skirts. Two large rooms followed, one dedicated to what he described as the art of the atelier—i.e., a bustier dress embellished neckline to hem in three-dimensional silk taffeta peony blooms and a micro-minidress of wool crepe and silk with tiny embroideries of orange blossoms and dahlia petals. The second room was filled with his “obsessions,” which more of less boil down to rose prints, ruffles, exuberant volumes, and, bien sûr, high-low numbers of the sort Jenner rocked in Cannes.
Naturally, in the exhibition’s final room he displayed reprises of his extravagant birds-of-paradise dresses in new colors, including pale mint, peachy orange, and light blue.