“Rive Gauche meets East Berlin,” said Giambattista Valli of his cute young girls with painted marks on their hands and on face, as they walked iyt in the prettiest of filmy dresses clamped with black leather straps across the bust.
For this catch-them-young ‘Giamba’ line, Valli added, “They’re Instagram Lolitas”, which did not sound politically correct but summed up the cheeky sexiness of the clothes — mesh hose with flowers underneath and black boots with side straps other hard/soft statements.
We’re not talking poor street kids in Berlin or Paris here. With Salma Hayek sitting front row alongside young mothers from international society, you could imagine their little daughters growing up in the most delightful way. That pink fluffy, bound-to-be-real fur coat, or another in buttercup yellow with flowers, would make a divine Sweet Sixteen birthday gift. The floaty long gowns, perfect for a special teenage party, came with floral patterns, some splashed and painterly but all as innocent-looking as good girls should be.