Valli Girls, Valli Boys and guests attended the Giambattista Valli x H&M fashion show last Thursday night, an eclectic event set against the backdrop of one of Rome’s historical landmarks – Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. Its lavish magnificence, unique art collection and Roman nonchalance highlighted the freewheeling spirit, spectacular designs and sophistication of this beautiful collection.
The timeless, ageless and effortless pieces of the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection came to life on a pink runway that featured a mix of models and personalities, including street casted true Romans. The show ended in a spectacular grand finale led by Kendall Jenner in the now-famous red dress worn in the campaign for Giambattista Valli x H&M. Guests included Troye Sivan, Sofia Carson, Alexa Demie, Halima Aden, H.E.R, Chiara Ferragni, Cameron Monaghan and Chris Lee, all dressed in looks from the collection.
After the fashion show, guests moved down Via del Corso to the Grand Hotel Plaza, another Roman landmark of timeless splendour and elegance for the after-party hosted by DJ collective Circoloco, where Peggy Gou and Seth Troxler, as well as Clara3000, were playing.
“I created my fashion house in Paris, but I proudly claim my Roman origins: my heart will always belong to the Città Eterna, and this is why I chose Rome for the show and in particular Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. With its eclecticism, Rome has integrally shaped my views and personality. It was wonderful to see it all come to life in my hometown”, said Giambattista Valli.
“Hosting the Giambattista Valli x H&M launch event in what was a genuine Roman night full of fun and glamour with a “Dolce Vita” spin, was absolutely delightful. The spirit of this unique collection came to life in rooms full of historic splendour, as the new wave of Valli Girls and Valli Boys walked the runway, ready to take over the night and the streets”, said Ann Sofie Johansson.
The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection – with womenswear, menswear and accessories – will be launched in selected H&M stores worldwide on November 7.