Giambattista Valli Officially A Couturier

Valli fast tracks couture system and approved after first collection

Haute Couture Fall 2011

Congratulations Giambattista Valli! The top designer has received the seal of approval from France’s Chambre Syndicale, the council in charge of couture, granting Valli official couture status amongst legendary fashion houses like Chanel, Christian Dior and Givenchy.

With high stakes order rolling in, Valli skipped the usual five year wait time and earned himself, and his house, the title of couture after debuting on the runway last season. Alongside his success in Paris, the red carpet regular also debuted a line exclusively for Macy’s in America earlier this year.

Next season, Versace returns to the Paris runway with its first couture collection since 2004.

Click here to see Giambattista Valli’s debut couture collection.