July 4th, 2012
Fashion Show, Show Review
Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

It’s hard to believe Giambattista Valli presented his very first couture collection only a year ago. How quickly things have changed in that time! In less than 12 months, the designer went from couture rookie to certified couturier, now on his third couture collection. And like the other two, this one is just as inspiring, just as dramatic– and will surely have women running directly to the atelier.

A flower garden seems an unlikely source of inspiration for a fall collection, but it is what largely informed Valli’s designs this season. Dresses were printed with blooms in jewel-toned pinks, oxblood reds, and leafy greens.

The interpretation didn’t end there. Each gown took on the shape of a giant blossom: architectural oversized peplums swooped around waistlines, fluttering down models’s hips. Layers upon layers of ruffled fabric mimicked the delicate shape of flower petals, bringing a welcome dose of drama to each look.

Being the master tailor he is, each dress managed to flatter in spite of their volume. Waists were cinched to a T, peplums fell squarely to conceal any “trouble” areas, and large sculpted ruffles made the hips look slimmer, even with their sizable presence.

Valli took the flower garden theme a step further, accessorizing his looks with golden leaf and butterfly necklaces and bracelets. But the standout accessories have to be the mesh veils, adorned with butterflies perched delicately at the lips and foreheads of each model.

All in all, it was yet another successful offering from Valli. Each look is more covetable than the last, and I wager we’ll see many a starlet in these gorgeous gowns. I’m hoping those butterfly veils take a turn down the red carpet. Perhaps Rihanna might want a break from her new found grungey style, and take a walk on the elegant side? Or perhaps Valli might take interest in one Azealia Banks? I could definitely see her with a butterfly resting at her lips!

What do you think?

photos: Vogue
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20 Responses to “Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture”

  1. nmillmich25 says:

    Its just so lovely, every dress is so eye ctaching.

  2. TomTom says:

    Love Love Love!

  3. Elle C says:

    I absolutely love it!

  4. Camillia says:

    Insane!! I think I lost my breath for a minute. Stunning.

  5. D says:

    beautiful…but man, those amazing yellow, black and grey pumps someone is wearing in the background had me distracted!

  6. Izhause says:


  7. TheAntiFash says:

    Stunning! I was moved going through the presentation (very rare). Wow…

  8. Gabby says:

    Oh wow!!! This is beautiful. I love them all

  9. Twerk says:

    WOW! these creations are magnificent! Every single one of them. Nearly shed a tear tbh lol

  10. Anonymous says:

    the green dresses….I gasped!

  11. royalpriestess says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS… Loving the jewel tone and earthy greens, loving the dramatic peplums, loving the oversized flower details, loving the gold leaf wreath accessories… How would it have felt to watch such beautiful designs being displayed down the runway? Sigh…

  12. Bhud says:

    this collection is great. But I’m almost positive I saw my grandmothers couch come down the runway in one of those photos.

  13. kitkat says:

    ….so beautiful

  14. Lola says:

    Wonderful especially the green dresses!!!

  15. CC says:

    OOOMMMGGGG everyone of those dresses are stunning

  16. Jazz says:

    LOVE! Breathtaking. I am a FAN

  17. Reicie says:

    I can Zoe Saldana wearing a few of these

  18. Reicie says:


  19. Minnie says:

    Amazing! Im loving every piece, I hope to see kerry washington in 1 of these gowns :)

  20. Gray says:

    @ D, ok!

    I love the shoes of the first row. My favorite piece was the gold dragonfly? arm piece with the flowy green dress. To die for!

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