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Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Runway Review

Pleats that mixed sheer and opaque fabrics made their way back to the runway at Giambattista Valli after popping up at BCBG back in February. Given his couture status (and the price difference), Valli's pleats were decidedly more luxe (think fur for the opaque panels). That said, the designer’s ready-to-wear line was relatively sparse on ornate details and consisted of pieces that, for the most part, seemed to emphasize comfort with their roomy cuts.

Red, always a Valli favorite, was prominently featured throughout, often alongside black, making for a slew of graphic color-blocked prints. It was nice to see some slightly edgier prints and silhouettes this season along with the ladylike looks like sheath dresses and pencil skirts that we already know the designer can deliver.

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