GIAMBATTISTA VALLI‘S “NEW COUTURE CUSTOMER” IS THE WOMAN OF THE 21ST CENTURY, one who travels around the globe impeccably dressed, adapting herself to every culture in her own distinctive way. This season, she is in the Alhambra Gardens; what appealed to Valli is its blend of Spanish and Moorish cultures, as well as the beautiful intricateness in its architecture, and the striking flowers.
During the day, Valli’s woman wears exquisitely tailored striped silk two-pieces that highlight her feminine silhouette, or white midi dresses with layers and layers of tulle and taffeta, delicately embroidered with blossoms. To protect herself from she sun, she throws on a turban and a pair of sunglasses, which become the only accessories needed to accompany such ornate ensembles. At nighttime, extravagant feathery full-skirted tulle gowns in beautiful ombré tones take centre stage, displaying the impeccable craftsmanship of the couturiers, and showing that the Valli woman is both elegant and eccentric. —Victoria