PFW AW15 | Giambattista Valli Backstage & Runway

July 15, 2015

To me, it was a dream come true to be able to shoot the RTW Giambattista Valli Backstage and Runway show at the past edition of Paris Fashion Week.

Madison Stubbington at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Madison Stubbington

Madison Stubbington at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Anisia Khurmatulina at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Anisia Khurmatulina

Anisia Khurmatulina at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Mac Cosmetics at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Mac Cosmetics at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Hair at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Hair at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Julia Hafstrom and Hedvig Palm at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Julia Hafstrom & Hedvig Palm

Julia Hafstrom and Hedvig Palm at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Clothing rack at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Clothing rack at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Maja Salamon and Aneta Pajak at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Maja Salamon & Aneta Pajak

Maja Salamon and Aneta Pajak at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Sequins at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Sequins at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Sweater at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Sweater at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Flower inserts at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Flower inserts at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Stella Lucia at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Stella Lucia

Stella Lucia at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Shoes at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Shoes at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Models at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Models at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Aamito Stacie Lagum at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Aamito Stacie Lagum

Aamito Stacie Lagum at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Lineup at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Lineup at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Boots at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Boots at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
First Looks at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
First Looks at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Paula Galecka at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Paula Galecka

Paula Galecka at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Vanessa Moody at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Vanessa Moody

Vanessa Moody at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Kadri Vahersalu at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Kadri Vahersalu

Kadri Vahersalu at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Irina Liss at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Irina Liss

Irina Liss at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Shannon Keenan at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks

Shannon Keenan

Shannon Keenan at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
First Looks at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
 
First Looks at Giambattista Valli AW15 Backstage PFW Ambitious Looks
Sabina Lobova at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Sabina Lobova

Sabina Lobova at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Zlata Semenko at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Zlata Semenko

Zlata Semenko at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Amilna Estevao at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Amilna Stevao

Amilna Estevao at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Line Brems at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Line Brems

Line Brems at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Julia Hafstrom at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Julia Hafstrom at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Shannon Keenan at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Shannon Keenan

Shannon Keenan at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Maarje Verhoef at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

 

Maarje Verhoef at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Maja Salamon at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Maja Salamon

Maja Salamon at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Annika Krijt at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Annika Krijt

Annika Krijt at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Alexandra Elizabeth at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Alexandra Elizabeth

Alexandra Elizabeth at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Aya Jones at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Aya Jones at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Avery Blanchard at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Avery Blanchard

Avery Blanchard at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Harleth Kuusik at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Harleth Kuusik

Harleth Kuusik at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Hedvig Palm at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Hedvig Palm

Hedvig Palm at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Stella Lucia at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Stella Lucia

Stella Lucia at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Annely Bouma at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Annely Bouma

Annely Bouma at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Irina Liss at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Irina Liss

Irina Liss at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Hollie May Saker at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Hollie May Saker at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Anisia Khurmatulina at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Anisia Khurmatulina

Anisia Khurmatulina at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Emmy Rappe at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Emmy Rappe

Emmy Rappe at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Nastya Abramova at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Nastya Abramova

Nastya Abramova at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Jing Weng at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Jing Wen

Jing Weng at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Molly Bair at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Molly Bair

Molly Bair at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Behind at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Behind at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Roos Abels at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Roos Abels

Roos Abels at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Maartje Verhoef at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Maartje Verhoef

Maartje Verhoef at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Valery Kaufman at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Valery Kaufman at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Paula Galecka at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Paula Galecka

Paula Galecka at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Aneta Pajak at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Aneta Pajak

Aneta Pajak at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Julia Van Os at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

Julia Van Os

Julia Van Os at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
Designer at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks
 
Designer at Giambattista Valli AW15 Runway PFW Ambitious Looks

As a matter of fact, I still dream of photographing one of his Couture shows, but that’s yet to come (I’m determined); and although there were no fluffy cotton-candy dresses I still felt like a little kid in a candy store.

The silhouettes were modern with touches of romance and girly-ness: ruffles, floral embroideries, sequin panels, lace and more… all true eye-candy to me.

I wanted to photograph every single detail of each garment, but the backstage was quite busy and so I had to restrain myself…

The show took place as usual, at the Grand Palais, at an imposing room that can fit probably hundreds of guests.

Some of the “front-rowers” I spotted were Olivia Palermo, Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma, Natasha Goldenberg, Helena Bordon, Erika Pelosini and Leigh Lezark; some of them wearing past creations by Valli.

Overall it was a beautiful show to cover, no need for extravagant production, or crazy hair and make-up… just like every season, the clothes spoke and made an impression by themselves.

All I can hope now is that I get to shoot more for this stunning brand in the near future.

All photos by me. All rights reserved. © Ylenia Cuéllar.

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