Giambattista Valli began his love for art at a young age, and who would blame him, being born in the beautiful, historic city of Rome. He graduated from Liceo with a Bachelor of Art degree and later enrolled for an Illustration Foundation at Central St Martins College in London, 1987. When he returned be began work at Roberto Capucci’s studio – it was here that couture caught his eye for the finest of detail. He later graced his designs across various luxury brands from Fendi, Krizia, Emanuel Ungaro and finally launched his own line in 2005. He has since gained notoriety with creating the most feminine, floral and romantic pieces, fit for any fairy-tale wedding. Having an immense knowledge of modern art, including Nan Goldin and Louise Bourgeois, has allowed him to create visuals and stories that seem to have a history, no matter how current.
Since then he has had A-list clients which include; Salma Hayek , Diana Kruger, Kendell Jenner, Emma Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Kiera Knightly, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel and more recently Rihanna.
Giambattista currently has three brands under his own name: his haute couture, ready-to-wear and youthful line, Giamba. He is also creative director for Moncler Gamme Rouge, ‘Crafting the puffa jackets which have conquered the world.” says Suzy Menkes.
We are so excited to have an amazing and rare Giambattista Valli Runway Haute Couture gown in our procession – Now available to buy or rent!