Giambattista Valli: From Runway To Macy’s

Remember way back in August when I shared Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s capsule collection?  Well, Macy’s has enlisted another designer to share some of the runway magic at a much more accessible price.

And I bet you want to know who it is.

The answer?  Giambattista Valli (Reading the title of the post you may have guessed it and to you I say “Well Done!”)

What I like about the Giambattista Valli for Macy’s Collection is that it feels true to the brand.  The pieces are well designed, smart, and fashion forward.  The collection is full of cocktail dresses characterized by vibrant colors and patterns.  And with the collection hitting stores on October 26th, it is just in time for all the seasonal parties.  Plus, in true Macy’s fashion, all the pieces are priced between $50 and $150.

I know.  You have your doubts.  You can’t help but think, “Can these looks really standup next to the runway looks?”

Well, why don’t you judge for yourself?

Check out the looks below: the Giambattista Valli for Macy’s on the left, Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection on the right.

There are other more flirty dresses, but these are my three favorite looks.  They feel chic and not overly commercial.  You can check out the rest of the looks here.


What do you think of the collection?


(Runway Images by Yannis Vlamos/ via


  1. my friend at work and I were oggling these looks – well done Macy’s, well done!

  2. I’ve always been a fan of his line but it’s a bit cult and hard to come by in the US, so I think a lower priced line is a great way to introduce his designs to a whole new group of customers. I hope it succeeds!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Alexis and thanks SO much for being an early supporter of On PCH, I really appreciate it!!

    xo Mary Jo

  3. I like it! They did a good job representing the original dresses in the Macy’s dresses! That black dress is so cute. :)

  4. Happymother says:

    I like all three pieces. Would like to buy the coat!!

  5. Oh I love every one – especially the middle one. I’d snap it up in a minute!

  6. I looked at the whole collection, and I love the red leopard dress!

  7. I really like the styles – but NO to the animal print. In another fabric YES. The colours – lovely!

  8. I think that the second dress is a pretty stellar interpretation considering price point. -xo Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

  9. Very nice, love the look. I absolutely adore the second dress.

  10. I didn’t think much of the Lagerfeld designs for Macy’s until I saw them in person. THEN I found a whole bunch I liked. I think this collection might be the same way. I’ll try to go see them for myself soon. Thanks for the update!

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