Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2013

While I loved Giambattista Valli‘s signature dresses and daywear, rich in texture but beautifully simple in design, but the number of sheer skirts really put me off. I was a nerd and counted them, and in a show of 46 looks, there were 10 sheer skirts. Sure, for production, they would probably put a lining. But the lining will totally change the look of the skirt, and it becomes a new design. So why not put the real version on the catwalk? Or at least reduce the number of un-commercial versions, as no matter how popular Valli may be, he is not going to convince many of his customers to walk around with their panties on show.

I love…

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a thick gold hem.

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an elegant high waistline.

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when bits of sheer make something basic look a bit more sexy.

I loathe…

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a white shirt onesie. No thanks.

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sheer skirts. No one respectable wants to show off their panties.

All images from Vogue.com.

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