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April 20 2014

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53 posts tagged "Giambattista Valli"

Blasblog: Post-Met Delirium At Bungalow 8

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With Harvey Weinstein’s help, Amy Sacco made the Bung the official post-Met late-night hot spot. Josh Hartnett boogied with Lily Donaldson, Kerry Washington swung on palm trees with Rachel Zoe, Agyness Deyn holed herself up in conversation with Giambattista Valli, and Kate Hudson petted the feathers that Daphne Guinness left in her wake. Things only got serious when it was time to leave. The choreographed VIP exits from both doors were something to see, especially when Mary-Kate Olsen and Jessica Alba busted out at the same time, creating a paparazzi frenzy. (Guys? Didn’t you get enough at the museum?) But one must pay a price to keep the party going: This picture of Natalia Vodianova was taken after a drunken reveler stomped on the hem of her vintage Fortuny dress, a gift from her husband seven years ago. “It made it all these years, but not out of Bungalow,” she sighed.

Photo: Derek Blasberg

Designers Take A Vow

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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.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Blasblog From Paris: Giambattista’s Kaviar Kaspia Crowd

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Giambattista Valli has had a very busy couple of days: Monday saw his Fall ’09 collection take to the runway in the Tuileries, and yesterday his puffy, dreamy looks for Moncler were on view—along with live horses—in the basement of the Paris Opéra. Come Tuesday night, Valli was ready to celebrate. The party kicked off with dinner at Kaviar Kaspia (that night’s dinner spot for Karl Lagerfeld along with Amanda Harlech and her brood, coincedently), where Michael Roberts, Olivier Martinez, Coco and Bianca Brandolini, and Dasha Zhukova tucked into the fashion-fave eatery’s signature dish. “It’s so good here,” Valli said. “I could come here every single night, but then, I think I would look like that potato there.” The food—salmon on crepes, caviar in potatoes, and a vodka-to-person ratio that hurts to think about (especially this morning)—wasn’t the only draw. Valli’s skill at attracting a chic fête set is equal to his skill at blending his social groups. Andrea Dellal, for example, who hadn’t seen Ellen von Unwerth since the two were modeling together in the seventies, settled down for a chat with her long-lost friend. “I’m having flashbacks,” she told the photographer. “I sometimes forget that I’m a grandmother!”

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Giambattista Valli’s Luxe Puff

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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.

Loved By Kanye, De Jesus Walks

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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.

Photo: Stefano Masse / SGP