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Editorial

Giambattista Valli also explored the travel theme, although the Roman designer is no stranger to leading his customers to fantastical destinations, taking them on artistic and even spiritual journeys in search of the self. This time Valli followed John Lennon and Yoko Ono dressed in white on their honeymoon trip to India in 1969, adding personal memories and associations with ’60s and ’70s fashion. The result was a series of mainly white dresses of various styles and lengths, from mini to full-length, tunics that were either smooth or decorated with fringes, ruffles, flounces, ruches and lace, and bib fronts and ethnic embroidery – all paired with chains and hanging stones. There was also an extra-long coat in a branded animal design, gilets, mini-skirts and trousers paired with flat strappy or toe-post sandals. One flared little tunic similar to her wedding dress paid homage to Yoko Ono.