A unique insight into one of the most creative and romantic fashion designers working today. When the Roman designer Giambattista Valli launched his own line in Paris in 2005, few would have anticipated the influence he would ultimately wield on contemporary design. Lauded as the heir to the giants of twentieth-century Italian fashion, Valli and his designs herald a return to romance and an elegant femininity, melding a sense of fantasy with lean, modern lines. Impeccably tailored, meticulously detailed, and luxuriously crafted, his collections are crucial passages in contemporary fashion history, attended by everyone from royalty to A-list Hollywood celebrities. This book offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of one of the most unique fashion designers working today, with images of his design process and backstage views of runway shows. The volume includes booklets with details of Valli’s lushly complex fabrics and clothing.
About the Author
Giambattista Valli is a designer with his own label as well as the head designer for the luxury outerwear firm Moncler. Francesco Clemente is an Italian artist based in New York. Lee Radziwill is a public-relations executive, and former actress and interior decorator. Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is a journalist based in Paris. Pamela Golbin is the curator in chief at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile of the Louvre in Paris.