Posts Tagged Haute Couture Fall 2011

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