GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Couture Spring/Summer 2023
if you want to support this blog consider donating to: ko-fi.com/fashionrunways
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) | July 7, 2023
Giambattista Valli Spring 2023
The next TV is here and with it, the return of curls!
Of the many things I've loved about the journey of the re-records is all the ways that Taylor pays homage to her visual legacy, while also subtly making adjustments in her imagery to indicate her growth and her journey. Not just as an artist, but a woman.
The original Speak Now cover is whimsical and fanciful - scrawling script and added on paint splatters set to an angled off-screen gaze curiously looking optimistically to a far distant future.
The (Taylor's Version) cover retains all that whimsy in the frothy tulle of a designer gown, but feels softer and like a real model being sat for a painted portrait. The brush stroke add-ons to paint-ify the cover are more subtle and thus more effective, imo. The gaze looks to the viewer in a way that feels gentle, but careworn. Present and in control, but battle bruised regardless from the path she's taken.
And did I mention the return of curls!
What a lovely cover that centers the artist and her vulnerable but brave self-written work.
Tentatively, this tulle confection appears to be from the GV SS 2023 collection but may evolve based on other photoshoot stills that appear.
What are we thinking of the cover?
˚ ༘♡ ⋆｡˚ blonde boudoir aesthetic ˚ ༘♡ ⋆｡˚ Giambattista Valli Spring 2023 Couture Collection
giambattista valli | spring 2019
sydney sweeney wearing giambattista valli 2023