The soft, romantic looks of Tolstoy’s Russia were the spring board on which Giambattista Valli leapt from as the inspiration for his Fall 2016 Couture collection. While this may not be his most red carpet friendly collection that Giambattista has ever created the pieces for decadent and impact making. When I first flipped through the collection started seeing the puffy sleeves and cigarette pants I was not really feeling it, but the more I looked at this collection (while pinning it for Pinterest and to grab pictures for this review and my red carpet wishes) the more I started to really love it. I can appreciate all the detailing. While the peasant style sleeves might not be to everyone’s liking but I think that they made for some gorgeous looks. There were, of course, a gaggle of Giambattista’s signature tulle ball gowns closing the show, which may have a place at fall festival season (or on Oscar night?)I didn’t have a hard time picking a favorite look from this collection, not for the lack of beautiful looks, but the dark purple draped gown which features an off the shoulder silhouette, draped peasant sleeves, and a wrap style skirt spoke to me from the moment I saw it take to the runway. I don’t know what it is about this look that immediately brought Rihanna to my mind, but I can picture the sexy starlet wearing this look on the red carpet with a dark plum lip, sleek bob, and simple sandals on the red carpet for any of the major music awards shows. Other stars I can see wearing this collection include Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Gal Gadot, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Palermo, Anna Kendrick, Diane Kruger, Li Bingbing, Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Blake Lively, Suki Waterhouse, Daisy Ridley, Selena Gomez, Kate Bosworth, Ariana Grande, Felicity Jones, Emma Watson, Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Banks, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Adams, Olga Kurylenko, Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Sonam Kapoor, Fan Bingbing, and Lily James. You can see all my favorite looks from the Giambattista Valli Fall 2016 Couture collection & who I would most like to see wearing certain looks, along with all the couture collections, over on my Pinterest page.
Who do you would you like to see wearing this collection on the red carpet?