Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012/2013: Givenchy & Giambattista Valli


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]]>Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012/2013: Givenchy Giambattista Valli

By Alexandra SUHNER ISENBERG,
Editor-at-Large

Givenchy Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012/2013
Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012/2013

Givenchy

Most of the time I look at fashion show images and read about fashion weeks and think “Thank GOD I am not there.” The stress of going from one show to the next, wearing towering heels and praying you look good enough, waiting for shows to begin, making long treks for 20 minute exhibitions of clothing that most people cannot afford, just does not appeal to me. But then I see a show like this, and I wish I was there…read more

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli’s couture collection didn’t feel particularly new (I spotted Viktor and Rolf ideas, as well as a bit of Mary Katrantzou and Valentino) nor was it very exciting. But couture doesn’t need to be those things, it needs to be beautiful and it needs to be different from ready to wear. This collection was both of those things, featuring extreme ruffles, elaborate prints, couture fantasy silhouettes, and incredible handwork inspired by…read more
Photos courtesy of Vogue.com

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