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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Backstage at the Giambattista Valli Paris Couture Show 2017

The summer season may be ending in some eyes, especially at a number of the collections shown at Paris Couture Fashion Week 2017, but Giambattista Valli set his sights on a collection that’s firmly set in spring.


Fashion photographer Kevin Tachman was backstage for Farfetch at this year’s Giambattista Valli Paris Couture show. The collection, as Paris Couture shows often do, focused on luxury evening wear.

One model wears a long white tulle skirt with a long train with a sequined long sleep top and another model poses behind her in a red evening gown

Kevin Tachman captured a mood of excitement and anticipation as models waited before their moment on the mosaic runway with a frow of Anna Wintour and Celine Dion.

Models wait backstage at the Giambattista Valli Paris Couture show 2017. One model wears a black strapless ballgown and another two models await the runway in spring mini-dresses

Paying homage to spring, Valli’s collection of dresses featured macramé floral details, sequins, lace and was heavy with floral textures, reminiscent of English Roses. The couture gowns of delicate, tumbling layers of tulle, elusive yet beautiful works of embroidery were the stars of the collection.

Model wears Giambattista Valli ballgown of delicate layers of pink tulle

Models wait in anticipation of their runway moments in a pale pink broderie anglaise mini-dress with statement shoulders, in a springtime cherry blossom hue that also added its own intensity to the show. As did the heavily beaded and sequined mini dresses; all embellished with dainty yellow and green flowers.

Mini-dresses green and yellow floral sequined details and a pink broderie anglaise mini-dress with statement shoulders

Although spring inspired, the collection also had contrasting details that brought out a level of unexpected edginess. The slim, black stiletto heels and blood-red lips hinted at another side to the floral fanfare of the embroidery, lace and sequin embellishments. As did some of the more dramatic black tulle evening gowns.

Black tulle ballgown with layers and ruffles at the Giambattista Valli Paris couture show 2017

For your upcoming event or special occasions, discover the range of captivating evening dresses in our evening wear edit. The set is full of beautiful Zuhair Murad gowns as well as fairytale dresses by Marchesa Notte and more.


All images credited to Kevin Tachman. 

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