Giambattista Valli found himself inspired by the Met’s “Impossible Conservations” project with Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli for his spring 2015 haute couture collection. Valli decided to create a “conversation” between Coco Chanel and Janis Joplin for his eighth couture outing.
The women’s two very different styles were bridged in the layering of flouncy skirts over pant looks. Chanel’s influence can be seen in the menswear tailoring while Japlin’s style shines through with more relaxed silhouettes. For the finale, Valli sent out a pink tulle gown full of unapologetic ruffles.