53 posts tagged "Giambattista Valli"
Is fashion finding religion? For starters, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana play priests in the upcoming musical film Nine. As for the Fall runways, the models at Todd Lynn’s show carried rosary beads and walked to chants; there were cassock coats at Giambattista Valli; and the headgear at Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Fendi recalled medieval wimples. A photo of Grace Jones in a draped hood by Azzedine Alaïa influenced the severe geometry of Bruno Pieters’ collection. “Hers was soft and draped. I wanted to do mine in a constructed way,” the designer explains. “Nuns were not an inspiration—more the result, I think.” Do you say hallelujah or good riddance and amen to the trend? Click for a slideshow and let us know.
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.
It’s not often a new face catches the eye of Kanye West before our own, but such is the career trajectory of Major’s Daniela de Jesus, who confusingly also goes by the name Daniela Cosio. The exotic Mexican beauty has enjoyed a steady presence in the lad mags— hence Kanye’s effusive shout-out in his blog—but this long-limbed looker is poised for a high fashion run. On the heels of a Bruce Weber-shot editorial for Vogue Italia comes an appearance at last week’s Giambattista Valli pre-fall show in Florence. Could she be next season’s Arlenis Sosa? Stay tuned to find out.