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Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2018

Giambattista Valli presented his Spring couture show in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in the Petit Palais. Working around a theme that might be dubbed goddesses fallen in a wild garden, the collection started off with a transparent sequence of black-and-white outfits. The cocktail minidresses were paired with black vinyl over-the-knee boots. The evening gowns similarly played with contrasts: pastoral asymmetric bustier dresses paired with ballet slippers versus floor-sweeping gowns in acres of silk chiffon.

“This is, I think, the modernity in haute couture: It’s getting really the best of the atelier and to modernize them — not to have the heaviness, but to keep the lightness, almost like you did it the night before,” Valli explained backstage after the show.

“I don’t work for museums, I don’t work for archives — I really work to dress real women,” he added.

Source: WWD

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