Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2012 collection was typically sleek with plenty of sex appeal.
I loved the mix of floral prints combined with metallic fabrics on a colour palette of ivory, soft pink and canary yellow.
The designer’s signature cocoon shapes were replaced with sharp silhouettes with a few loose-fitting pieces like the drop-waist maxi dresses.
We saw lots of chic ruffles, Bermuda shorts under tunics, psychedelic shaggy coats, tailored pants and lots of mini dresses with lurex or brocade panels for the jet-setting socialites and celebrities in the front row to fall in love with.
Animal magic was presented via zebra prints, feathers and furs, plus some of the shoes had a snakeskin print.
Key accessories included slithering-serpent bejeweled bracelets and armlets which looked really heavy on the models.
Front Row: Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Jessica Biel, Olivia Palermo and Leigh Lezark
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Olivia Palermo, Zoe Saldana, Ashley Greene, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Chloe Moretz, Carey Mulligan, Beau Garrett and Marion Cotillard