Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2013

Definitely way more successes than fails in this Giambattista Valli show, which for the most part, showed off his elegant, feminine handwriting and his great use of colour and heavy embellishment. However, some of the appliqués were a bit overdone, and there were a few dresses in the show that were not special enough to be Valli. He should have stuck to the structured silhouettes and fifties-inspired evening wear with their beautiful full skirts and mid-calf hemlines.

I love…

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couture trench dresses.

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this perfect little belted dress, ideal for Valli’s younger couture customers.

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an amazing all over lace dress. But I hope it is properly lined!

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the trouser dress.

I loathe…

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this silly, over embellished dress that looks out of place in an otherwise chic show.

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couture flower power. This would be fine if it were a $100 dress, but not $10,000. Or probably more, since the details are intense. Plus, the model looks bulky, that’s never a good sign.

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a dress that looks like it is out of a cheap wedding store.

All images from Vogue.com.

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