Giambattista Valli Is Collaborating With H&M

It's all about the tulle!

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This year’s H&M designer collaboration is sure to bring the tulle. The fast-fashion retailer is teaming up with couturier Giambattista Valli for its annual high-low offering, which means we can expect a lot of dreamy, frothy, princess-worthy pieces from this capsule.

When You Can Shop the Collection

Unlike H&M’s previous designer collabs that were released in the fall, the Valli capsule will have an early “pre-drop” on May 25 with nine looks in select stores and online. The entire range will launch on November 7.

If this collection is anything like its predecessors, it’s sure to sell out instantly.

Kendall Jenner already wore a gown from the collection at the amfAR gala in Cannes today. She even posed with the designer as she made her entrance in a hot pink layered frock.

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Kendall Jenner wears Giambattista Valli x H&M to the amfAR gala with the designer. Photo: Getty

Other stars also attended the fête in various Giambattista Valli x H&M ensembles, including H.E.R., Chiara Ferragni, Bianca Brandolini, Chris Lee, and Ross Lynch. They were all wearing limited-edition looks from the upcoming pre-drop release.

A first look at the Giambattista Valli x H&M pre-drop collection.
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About the Designer

Valli was born in Rome but his eponymous brand, which he launched in 2005, is based in Paris. He moved to the French capital “because I was dreaming of building up a proper haute couture maison,” he says in a video promoting the H&M collaboration.

“Couture is the art of making beautiful fabrics and experimenting,” he adds. “It’s the freedom of bringing like, a dream into a reality. I’m totally excited to see what’s going to happen with this collaboration and all the love stories that are going to start around the world.”

His imprint may best be known by decadent layers of tulle (often pink), an extravagant romantic flair, and big, billowy silhouettes.

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H&M is “thrilled” to collaborate with the designer, the company’s creative advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson, said in a press release. “He is the undisputed master of haute couture with a knack for the memorable silhouette. To be able to bring his signature styles to our customers is a dream come true.”

Valli is the latest major designer to team up with the retailer, following brands MoschinoErdemKenzoBalmain, and Alexander Wang.

Valli takes a bow with a model after his Fall 2015 couture show in Paris in July 2015.  Photo: Getty

Famous Red Carpet Moments

We’ve seen a number of stellar Giambattista numbers on the red carpet in recent years, including this month’s camp-themed Met Gala. Emma Roberts, Lily Collins, and Lana Condor all wore lavish gowns by the designer.

Clockwise from left: Emma Roberts, Lily Collins, and Lana Condor wear Giambattista Valli to the 2019 Met Gala.
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Rihanna has also proven to be a fan of the brand, famously wearing some of its pink designs to the 2015 Grammy Awards and during her 2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets film press tour.

Rihanna has worn Valli to the 2015 Grammys (left) and the Hollywood premiere of Valerian in July 2017 (right). mPhoto: Getty

In recent months, other standout Valli moments include Jennifer Lopez at the Second Act premiere, Kacey Musgraves at the 2019 Oscars, and Deepika Padukone at Cannes Film Festival. We can’t wait to get our hands on these fluffy, fanciful pieces.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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