Since 2005, Giambattista Valli has been dreaming up tiered tulle gowns and floating chiffon dresses that could have easily come from a fashion fairy tale. It's renowned for its grandiose eveningwear and has revived time-honoured haute couture practices. Dainty appliqués, statement ruffles and delicate point d’esprit: the designer’s intimate understanding of garment construction and dedication to prime fabrics shows through in every piece, placing him amongst today’s foremost couturiers. No matter the occasion, you’re sure to find a preloved gem in our edit. When not preparing for your big ballroom entrance, slip on a lace-trimmed cocktail number or pair a chic blouse with a tweed skirt for on-duty chic.