Italian fashion designer Giambattista Valli launched his eponymous brand in 2005, heralding his first ready to wear show in Paris where he had moved from Italy to turn his dream of creating a true “Maison” into reality. After a wide range of working experience at famous designer brands Roberto Capucci, Fendi and Emanuel Ungaro, the designer showed his first Couture collection and was accepted as an Official Member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2011. The Maison’s headquarters were established in a historic building in Paris which also houses its main store where RTW, leather goods, shoes, bags, and jewelry are available for retail.
Being an established name in the worldwide haute fashion scene, Giambattista Valli was given the Star Honoree Award from Fashion Group International in New York and Best Designer of the Year Awards from Elle China and Marie Claire Spain. Among the long list of his international celebrity clients are Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Queen Rania of Jordan, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sofia Carson. The brand also has flagship stores in London, Saint Tropez, Doha, Beijing, Seoul, and Milan.
Just a few weeks ago, the fashion house held a fashion show in Milan in collaboration with international retail giant, H&M. The event was held at Palazzo Doria Phampilj and of course, our very own fashion icon was among the most honorable guests in the show. Sorsogon’s first lady was accompanied by fashion stylist and Mega magazine editor Katrina Cruz, celebrity hairstylist Jeck Aguilar, and her sister Cam Ongpauco.
Love Marie slayed the catwalk as she donned beautiful ensembles of the fast fashion brand H&M admixed with pieces of clothing from designer brands such as Hermes and knee-high boots from Schutz and Casadei upon gracing the event and strolling the streets of Milan. But before you judge, you have to understand that our beloved fashion goddess is not just there to flaunt her clothes. In fact, Heart is currently working on a collaboration project with H&M and Giambattista Valli. She was spotted in the iconic H&M red dress while posing for the camera at the Gran Melia in Rome. Her photos were taken by the famous fashion photographer Filippo Fortis. Heart announced on her Instagram account that you could purchase the red dress along with other beautiful pieces exclusively at the H&M store in Greenbelt starting this November 7!