Giambattista Valli is a king of the red carpet, and when the designer presented his Fall 2017 Couture collection, naturally, Valli eschewed any pretence of day clothes and went straight to big night dressing with show-stopping gowns aplenty.
As the other star of the show, Celine Dion, sat front row, there was a floral theme running through many of the looks, from wildflower-printed chiffon to appliquéd blossoms and petals fashioned out of tulle. The opening series of looks were super-short and impeccably lavished with crystal and macramé embroideries. Then there were high-low hems, capes, and corseted bodices, cutting dramatic silhouettes on the runway, and accessorised with exquisite vintage jewels from Eleuteri.
The show concluded with a trio of tiered tulle confections in black, ballet-slipper, and bubble-gum pink with plenty of leg on show and trains worthy of the Met Gala stairs.