Giambattista Valli: Ready-to-wear AW16
We wish we were Valli girls. They get the loveliest dresses, the prettiest embroideries, and the best seats – Lee Radziwill, sister-of-you-know-who and Giambattista Valli’s unofficial house mother, was sat front row this parade of dresses made in her image. Namely, slender, beautiful, and very very rich. There was a focus own cocktail, but not single-minded: the Valli girl has other things to do, like shop for diamonds (maybe in a slender embroidery-splatted coat to the knee), or maybe lunch (pushing a salad leaf around a plate at L’Avenue in a matchy-matchy floral scrambled two-piece). Would she go on the school run in darling Giamba’s patent leather biker jacket and pleated white chiffon skirt? Possibly. Or supervise the nanny doing it, at least.
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans