Valli and his designs herald a return to romance and an elegant femininity
We have spoken about our excessive fascination for spines and the sensual sensation of the scent of ink. We even shared our tactile fascinations with your. But the sound of books remained undiscussed – until now. This Rizzoli book, about Italian born fashion designer Valli – but never mind that – has a thickness of over 6 cm, which is… thick. You may therefore think this is an overweight brick of a book. But it is not. It is actually a relatively light book. Not fragile, but just light thanks to the rich paper that was used. You notice this best when you resolutely tap your finger on the cover, turning the book into a resonance box, that allows you to experience the book from cover to cover without even looking inside. We hear a wonderful choice of fabric for the Valli book, since Valli is known for bringing romance, elegant femininity and fantasy back to the world of fashion.
Lauded as the heir to the giants of twentieth-century Italian fashion, Valli and his designs herald a return to romance and an elegant 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. This book offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of one of the most unique fashion designers working today, with images of his design process and backstage views of runway shows. The volume includes booklets with details of Valli’s lushly complex fabrics and clothing.