Fashion Designer Giambattista Valli partnered with MAC Cosmetics to bring us a range of five timeless lipsticks. The colours of the lipstick range were inspired by couture looks by Giambattista. You can shop the range at maccosmetics.co.za When asked about this range, this is what Giamabattista had to say..
I was watching David Letterman’s show with Anna Wintour promoting the very first year of Fashion’s Night Out. Letterman asked, “How can you change the wardrobe of a woman with just $20?” Anna replied, “You go out and pick a brand new lipstick.” I thought that was so brilliant. So my idea was to put together the Valli colours — reds, pinks and fuchsia — hues that fit any kind of personality.
WHEN YOU WERE STYLING THE FLOWERS FOR THE CAMPAIGN VISUAL, YOU MENTIONED YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIST. IS THAT SOMETHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO?
I love the idea that you’re walking through a garden and these flowers get stuck on your dress. They’re not static flowers. Instead of putting a dress on her, it’s a way to dress her. It is more about the emotion than iconic beauty. It’s a gesture about sentiment, about feminine posture.
YOU CALL YOUR WOMEN YOUR “VALLI” GIRLS”–
It was a joke! It started when I was in LA, when I had all my friends come in for the beginning of a very special show. I joked about the “Valli Girls” and the “Valley Girls.” We grew up together; Eugenie, Tatiana, Margherita, Bianca, Charlotte, and I…and now they are my Valli Girls.
WHY DO YOU THINK YOU AND M•A•C ARE A GOOD FIT?
We both love beauty and colour. There’s a dynamic side of M•A•C and a romantic, luxurious side to me that makes us fit perfectly together. M•A•C is so brilliant and they’ve been in partnership with me from the very beginning. They’re a part of my story. Of all my stories.