GiaBattista Valli’s clients are society doyenne and ladies who lunches. For spring he gave his ladies a bit of an edge. Cropped ’70s-style knit vests were layered over crisp striped shirting and ruffled miniskirts, many of which were spliced with black lace that was tucked inside pleats or wispily moving as one walks. This season was more cool than couture., with pretty little ribbon-trimmed bralettes worn under a floral suit or industrial zipper embellished an otherwise polished dotted jacket. Floating ruffled chiffon dresses were accessorized with a bear claw necklace on a leather cord and a medallion necklace.All this worn with ballerina flats and models walking on a cloud of fur in a sandal trimmed with bronze chains. softness mixed with a hint of a hard edge.
It will be a cool summer ended.
Giambattista Valli is available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and at Blake.
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