The first book on one of today's most acclaimed fashion designers, exploring the process and imagination that drive his work. When the Roman born designer Giambattista Valli launched his eponymous label in Paris in 2005, few would have anticipated the influence he would ultimately wield on contemporary design. Valli and his designs herald a return to romance and convey an elegant timeless femininity, melding a sense of fantasy with lean, modern lines. Impeccably tailored, meticulously detailed, and luxuriously crafted, his collections are crucial passages in contemporary fashion history, attended by everyone from royalty to A-list Hollywood celebrities.
Giambattista Valli," the book, offers a behind-the-scenes look into the world of an artist at the height of his creative powers with images of Valli's design process and backstage views of runway shows that allow readers to accompany the designer on his creative journey. The volume which is in itself an object of beauty, featuring booklets with Valli's sketches and details of his lushly complex fabrics and clothing, is sure to be treasured by lovers of fashion in general and by Valli girls all over the world.