Giambattista Valli is one of the most beloved designers on the Couture fashion calendar. It’s easy to see why when you get a glimpse of his work. He always delivers collections that are feminine and fun. One thing he has also done with his Fall Couture presentations in the last two years is embellish his sweet clothes with the eye candy that is fine jewelry.
Despite the fact that the High Jewelry presentations have become as much a part of Fall Couture week in Paris as the clothing collections, it is actually a rarity to see the two shown together on a runway. Why? My hunch is that fashion designers don’t want any distraction from their creations. Or worse, they don’t want their clients to use their shopping budgets on a big-time bauble they spot in a show as oppose to a ball gown.
It is clear Giambattista Valli doesn’t have any of these types of petty insecurities. He clearly loves jewelry. He also confidently understands showing a dress styled with some diamonds enhances the look. The jewelry communicates to a client where she can possibly go with a gown when she makes it her own. For his Fall 2018 show, Valli went to Chopard for some mega-watt emerald and diamond jewels. See a selection of the array worn in the show below.
Model Ania Chiz wearing Giambattista Valli and a Chopard necklace set with 42-carats of heart and pear-shaped emeralds and 40-carats of round, marquise and pear-shaped diamonds.
Model Liu Chunjie wearing Giambattista Valli and a Chopard platinum necklace set with 17 exceptional no oil cushion-cut emeralds weighing a a total of 52-carats, one 20.5-carat D-flawless pear-shaped diamond, two D-flawless round diamonds totaling 8.3-carats and 29.6-carats of round diamonds.
Model Assa Baradji wearing Giambattista Valli with three Chopard necklaces. The long necklace is set with 43-carats of Ashoka-cut diamonds. The medium length necklace shines with 40-carats of pear, round and brilliant-cut diamonds. The shortest necklace has a 22-carat octagonal step-cut emerald and 61-carats of diamonds
Model Ellen Swalens wearing Giambattista Valli with Chopard jewelry including 18-carat pear shape diamond earrings, a long 54-carat rose-cut diamond necklace and a bib necklace with 73-carats of pear, brilliant and marquise-cut diamonds and 11 pear-shaped emeralds weighing a total of 96-carats.
Model Anyelina Rosa wearing Giambattista Valli with three Chopard diamond necklaces. The choker length jewel is set with pear, marquise and brilliant-cut diamonds. The medium length necklace is set with 50-carats of round diamonds. The long necklace has 72-carats of Ashoka diamonds.
A models hands photographed backstage at the show reveal how some jewels, that may not have been noticed by attendees, were styled at the Giambattista Valli presentation.