Posts Tagged Giambattista Valli

Paul Hanlon is one of fashions rising stars; this 39-year-old Brit creates the looks for Moschino, Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton and Gucci.  There is always a sense of rebellion and uniqueness to what Paul Hanlon creates.

His signature style is to celebrate individuality – he says he doesn’t like “cookie cutter” looks where every girl on the runway looks the same. “I always want my hair to feel that it has an emotion to it. You question how the girl got there. People don’t know me for doing glamorous hair. I like to see hair that you don’t see the technique in it, and then you question how it got there, where the girl’s come from. So there is always a tension to it and there’s something broken about it. I like to do the kind of hair where you can make it a little more personal because everybody is different. And where I’m based, in London, there’s a punk attitude; there’s a slight rebelliousness to what we consider beautiful.”

“It’s the trend of the season, the look is all about raw beauty” makeup artist Val Garland confessed backstage.  Go behind the scenes at Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 Collection in Paris with makeup artist Val Garland, hairstylist Orlando Pita and top models Malaika Firth and Hedvig Palm.  Find out what inspired the look of the show from designer Giambattista Valli himself.  Watch our award-winning Allure Backstage Spring 2015 video series on Allure.Com.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

See the Paris Haute Couture Spring 2013 and go backstage at Dior, Versace and Giambattista Valli. This fashion video diary by Paris Vogue gives us an exclusive look backstage at the first day of shows including one of the most stunning collections by Raf Simmons for Dior.

The beauty look Pat McGrath and Guido Palau created for Dior was breathtaking. In this video interview Guido Palau said the hair look was inspired by Jean Seaberg, Janet Leigh and iconic actresses of today like Anne Hathaway.

Makeup artist Pat McGrath did a stunning red jeweled mouths on all the models which must have taken hours to do. As she explains, “the girls were coming out of a garden and Raf said he wanted the girls to look like flowers in a modern way.  We did a shimmer on top of the eyes.  Really it was about the burnt orange, pinks and rose colored encrusted mouths“. The Dior show was beyond beautiful as actress Jessica Alba admitted after the show “it was beautiful, sexy and modern”.

Watch the Vogue Paris video and go behind the scenes at Iris Van Helpern and one of our favorite designers Giambattista Valli. Credits: Video by Vogue Paris, Réalisation Jennifer Neyt et Vidéo Aurélien Petit. Musique: Green & Fog – Orae

Défilés haute couture printemps-été 2013…

Giambattista Valli takes us inside his Spring Summer 2012 collection with top models Ginta Lapina and Jac at fashion week in Paris. “I love the reality of women” Valli explained to me after the show – “it’s all about natural beauty”.

Giambattista Valli is an Italian designer who was born in Rome, Italy. His collections both Ready to Wear and Haute Couture are shown in Paris.

For his Spring Summer 2012 Ready to Wear Collection Giambattista Valli was inspired by a mix of memories, cultures and an idea about a nomadic woman. “This woman is a traveller” explained Orlando Pita backstage, “there is a beach texture in the back, but we slicked it down on the front with gel, because the hair had to also look like she was coming out of the water”.

The makeup look Val Garland created was a healthy, athletic, androgynous girl. It’s all about a brushed up groomed eyebrow, a reflective color on the lid and lip balm on the lips”. As Giambattista explained, “if you feel beautiful, you don’t even need a hair do, that is the feeling”.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Italian born designer Giambattista Valli’s stunning Haute Couture debut in Paris has the fashion world buzzing. Some of the world’s top fashion editors attended the show and his front row guests included Olivia Palermo, Margherita Missoni, Vanessa Traina. Top models Sasha P and Liya Kebede were on the catwalk! Watch fashion video highlights from the collection and read some of the rave reviews from the world’s top fashion critics –

Giambattista Valli show-Haute Couture… by afp-fashion

“Talk about making an entrance. Valli fairly erupted onto the haute couture calendar Monday with a collection of glamorous sheath dresses and evening gowns that dripped drama.” AP

“Although this designer has dabbled with demi and semi couture in the past … the confidence and clarity with which Valli showed in this show will ensure him entry into the big brand superleague of designers in the very near future we feel.” The Daily Telegraph

“Valli’s debut couture collection brought to a crescendo the design signatures that have so enamoured the sleek, well-to-do devotees of the designer’s ready-to-wear line.” ELLE UK

“A finale of gowns embroidered with enough layers of frilled tulle to fill the entire width of the catwalk gave us our first proper fashion moment of the week.” Grazia

“Hello, gorgeous! Giambattista Valli may be a newbie at couture week (yes, this is his first collection!) but he scored a home run.” (MyDaily UK)

“On the day when he was finally able to realize his long-nursed couture dreams, Giambattista Valli rose to the challenge of tradition with a collection that threw down the gauntlet to anyone who would insist that this rarified métier is on its last legs.”

“A culmination of everything he knows about crafting gorgeous things from the ‘50–50’ relationships he has with the women whose tastes he knows so well.” (

“It was a confident start.” WWD

Allure Magazine Editor-in-Chief Linda Wells reports backstage at the top collections in New York, Milan and Paris. Executive Produced & Directed by Karen Morrison, A MODTV Production. For all the latest beauty news go to Allure.Com

Allure Backstage Spring 2008 hair trendsMessy Updos. Proof that updos don’t have to be uptight: check out this season’s easy, undone buns. This season at show after show hair stylists loosened up the texture and gave the hair a more wispy quality.  As Eugene Souleiman explained his idea for the hair at Dolce & Gabbana was in complete contrast to the makeup, “its something much much softer, drier, more sensual. It’s not a bun, it’s not a structured bun”.

What is great about this messy undo is you can do it, it does not take a lot of work. It actually uses the imperfection that most people have and takes that to it’s advantage as Eugene Souleiman confessed to us “there is absolutely no technique to this what so ever”.

The hair at Giambattista Valli was completely gorgeous – one of the best looks of the Spring 2008 season.  Orlando Pita was the hair stylist at the show and explains that because of the volume in the clothes they wanted to do something up – “I try to let my hair dos, even like here be a little on the simple side and a little bit undone so it looks more like today”.

Allure Magazine Editor-in-Chief Linda Wells reports backstage at the top Spring 2008 collections in New York, Milan and Paris. Executive Produced & Directed by Karen Morrison, a MODTV Production. For all the hottest beauty news go to


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