Giambattista Valli Collaborates With 7 For All Mankind To Make Dreamy Lipstick-Hued Denim
If you were absolutely obsessed with that ruffled pink concoction Rihanna wore to the 2015 Grammys, then boy, have I got news for you. The haute couture mastermind behind that Rihanna gown, Giambattista Valli, is making jeans now. Yes, you read that correctly. Valli is making his first steps into true ready-to-wear with an affordable line of denim. The high-end fashion designer has teamed up with denim purveyor 7 for all Mankind to create his first ever collection of moderately-priced garb, largely consisting of matching separates in his signature spectrum of reds, pinks, and oranges.
If you haven't heard of Valli, you've likely seen his work sashay down the red carpet on a number of your favorite stars, including Lena Dunham, Diane Kruger, and Emma Stone. While the detail-heavy work from his eponymous label typically retails for thousands upon thousands of dollars, his denim collection will ring in at a slightly more reasonable starting price of $300, maxing out at $375. While that is by no means cheap, considering 7 for all Mankind's already erring-on-exorbitant prices and the designer's luxury pedigree, it's still kind of a steal. Plus, you have until March 12 to save up all your pennies, because that's when the collection is officially released online.
While the rest of the fashion world is freaking out over boyfriend jeans and mega-wide 70s flares, Valli has taken an opposing route. The designer's collection is chock-full of slim, skin-tight cuts with the most subtle of plastic, leather-like coatings to give this denim that sophisticated and luxe sheen. Each pant comes with a perfectly matching zippered tee, giving the overall look a casual ease that is still decidedly put-together, fashion-forward, and cool.
Valli also dabbled in a few abstract animal prints, creating black and white interpretations of leopard, tiger, and antelope pelts. But the monochromatic looks are where the real interest lies, like a box full of the most perfect lipstick hues you've ever seen. In fact, I could imagine pairing some of my favorite opaque, pigment-packed lipsticks with a few pairs of these pants and taking that matchy-matchy trend to a whole new level.
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