Paris Fashion Week: Giambattista Valli’s Spring/Summer 21 Haute Couture

Lindsay Judge   |   26 - 01 - 2021

Giambattista Valli’s Spring/Summer 21 Haute Couture collection is a fairy-tale dream.


Even while some countries are still in lockdown Valli believes all women want to look beautiful so he provided in the form of tiered and layered candyfloss dresses, inspired by the worlds of dance and sculpture.



Valli was quoted as saying; “Go big and stay home,” a representation of the world today. Valli believes there are women who still want to dress beautifully, even when confirmed to the walls of their own home. And on top of this, we have hope, hope that the world will return to normal soon and these beautiful gowns will be exactly what we all need.



A colour palette of red, pink, black and white is a return to Valli’s iconic style. Inspired by the Spanish city of Seville and the playful flamenco dancers looks were made to dance in! Layers and layers of tulle are fused together to create iconic silhouettes. Pulled in at the waist and often fastened with bows, the bold shapes still allow for the woman’s form to be shown underneath the layers.



For some looks, there seemed to be an influence of Greek goddesses, floating white gowns tied at the waist and loose and flowing were regal and dreamy, while others were inspired by the shape of elegant swans.



To complete the looks, voluminous hairstyles were inspired by 1960s pictures of Benedetta Barzini and Marisa Berenson.


See more of the collection below: