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Giambattista Valli's cocktail couture

FashionBy Sunday World
Giambattista Valli's cocktail couture

Giambattista Valli showed off an eccentric couture collection in Paris yesterday.

The Italian fashion designer is famous for his whimsical designs and he didn't disappoint on the runway yesterday when he unveiled his latest range.

Models stepped out in an array of show-stopping outfits, from cute cocktail dresses to matching tunics and trousers.

Giambattista made sure every piece had attention to detail, such as a black mini dress with sheer billowing fabric over the shoulders and front to form a V shape and a sparkling silver trim at the bottom. To add to the extravagance the model wore oversized round sunglasses, which were seen throughout the whole show.

They were also worn by a model who rocked green netted trousers with a matching long top and the holes were so big that onlookers got a glimpse at her skin underneath.

While the clothes weren't exactly suitable for an everyday party they certainly made the perfect dressing-up wardrobe.

Gowns took to the catwalk with voluptuous skirts and floral details. They came in various shades, from a black and pink design to a white and pale mint green finish.

Despite the huge ruffles and volume in his collection, Giambattista did make sure to highlight the women's curves wherever he could, whether that be their waists or legs.

Dior Haute Couture also showed yesterday and designer Raf Simons went all out with his floral motifs.

Designs were straight forward but stood out, such as a floor length gown with short sleeves and a small red petal print covering it. The whole range was a tribute to Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights painting.

“For many years I wanted to do something with it but I never really knew, I think, how to deal with it in terms of not making it heavily weighted with history and the like,” Raf told

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