Giambattista Valli is best at taking an old world conceit and translating it into something sexy, even aloof. It's easy to seem like you're not trying in jeans and flannel, a little harder in couture. Valli's wide hipped take on this season transcended what's stuffy about made to measure. The black and white and pink and yellows were all in keeping with the past collection, as were the voluminous, petal embellished shapes. The pants underneath flowing skirts split in the front were also pretty great, except for when the fabric seemed thicker in a duvet kind of way. Super short up front was good too, just not with an eighties style ruffle bustle or fall of tulle. Everything else was as usual, which is good, as it works somewhere between couture and cool.