Friday, 8 April 2011

Versailles Gardens by Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2011

A springtime stroll through the gardens of Versailles and Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon led to embellishments of thick cotton lace volutes that suggested rococo plaster whorls, and the stiff construction of Valli's little Courreges-shaped dresses was underlined by prints taken from eighteenth-century architectural manuals.

Giambattista Valli was thinking  about "the four R's", the qualities he associates with "all my front-row girls. They are romantic, rebel, rock, and royal."

Valli's other grand evening looks expressed the duality of his collection with a more modern spirit: cotton T-shirts worn with elaborate flower-cluster ball-gown skirts. But those giant flowers were cut from the humble cotton poplin of a classic man's shirt. Perfect look for a Monaco ball - on a Valli girl.

Giambattista Valli SS 2011
Milan Fashion Week

Source: VOGUE
Photography by Marcio Madeira/firstView

1 comment:

Shagun said...

A delicate fusion of prints & sheer beauty. Very elegant look by Giamabttista Valli. I like the animal print dresses. Also, the transparent,soft look ensemble are attractive. Lovely editorial, dear Andrea!!!!...Regards, Shagun

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