Swarovski crystals bring a touch of magic to Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture 16 presentation at Paris’s Centre Pompidou on January 21st.
Having launched his eponymous label in 2005, today, Giambattista Valli’s romantic and intricate designs elevate red-carpet events all over the world. For the Parisian Haute Couture House, fashion is fantasy brought to life in highly imaginative runway presentations underpinned by mesmerizing storytelling.
It is thus fitting, that for his Paris Haute Couture 16 show on January 21st, Giambattista Valli is using Swarovski crystals to conjure a phantasmagorical atmosphere. Unveiling his Haute Couture 16 collection at the Centre Pompidou, its catwalk sparkling with ethereal light from more than three million upcycled clear crystals, the fairytale he has conjured for his 16th Haute Couture collection is pure magic.
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 2,800 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2016. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2016, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people.
A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 461,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.