Giambattista Valli’s Luxe Puff
Two live horses, a snow machine, fox-lined satin sleeping bags protected by men in uniform…Giambattista Valli‘s Moncler Gamme Rouge presentation held in the basement of the Paris Opera (!) had all this and the world’s most deluxe puffer jackets to boot, including one in down-lined chinchilla on top, and on the bottom, down-lined chinchilla-print silk. Inspired by the film Russian Ark, in which a 19th century French aristo travels through the Hermitage bumping into 200 years worth of real and imaginary historical figures, Valli whipped up all manner of down jackets in army green, Fabergé egg-inspired gold lame, and Siberian wolf-print silk. The stars of the show, however, were the Tsarina and her court: puffer jackets-cum-ball gowns in icy silver and sorbet pastels. Yum.