Born and raised in Rome, this prolific designer and modern couturier landed jobs at Roberto Capucci, Fendi, and Krizia after finishing his degree at Central Saint Martins in London. Fascinated by the inherent elegance of movies by Antonioni and fluid yet feminine watercolors rendered by Yves Saint Laurent, Valli was a natural choice to take the reins at Ungaro as Creative Director. Launching his own solo collection in 2005, Giambattista Valli’s signature jet set style gained an instant cult following from sartorially minded starlets like Diane Kruger, Olivia Palermo, and Anne Hathaway. Offering glamorous Red Carpet-ready looks, sky-high statement shoes, and covetable accessories, Valli took his unquestionably chic aesthetic to the next level with a haute couture collection in 2011.