Giambattista Valli Fall 2016 Couture

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Recipe: Giambattista Valli Couture

Directions: Mix 2 cups of Disney princess sleeves with 1 quart of tulle. Add 3 tablespoons of Elizabethan collar. Sprinkle mixture with fine florals and jeweled accents and stir well. Let bake in the atelier of an Italian mastermind until Paris fashion week. And boy is the product worth the wait!

Seeing the Giambattista Valli couture looks from Paris shot me into a fantastical dreamlike state with visions of tulle consuming my mind for days to come. Let’s take a walk through the different phases of runway genius that left my inner Victorian queen dying for a wardrobe update.

Fantastic Florals: For the opening section of the show there was an innocent sort of romance that dominated the looks. Soft, feminine florals covered pure white fabrics that transported me to the grassy countryside of a Jane Austen novel. 

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Romantically Regal: As seen in Dior Cruise the return of the puff sleeve is here to stay! Tulle, silk, taffeta, you name it – the sleeves took the main stage adding drama and a sense of regality countless tops, dresses and gowns.

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Gowns for a Goddess: The gowns shown toward the end of the show, were well worth the wait. The first few gown varied in pale pastel colors, each romantically feminine from their shear  fabric, flowing trains and draping sleeves. The two gowns that closed the show were what we all look for at a couture show – something otherworldly yet stunning that makes you dream a little bigger.

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