"Capucci was the biggest schooling I had. It wasn't just about the technical knowledge, such as color and volume, but also about the secret rules, and the beautiful codes of respect between the atelier and the master."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Giambattista Valli on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Giambattista Valli on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Giambattista Valli on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Giambattista Valli on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Giambattista Valli on William Shakespeare
"I like things that are kind of eclectic, when one thing doesn't go with another. That's why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It's where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance, where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That's my style, and that's what my work is about."
"I have made bouquets of pleats, bouquets of flowers, bouquets of ruffles, bouquets of feathers. Often I design in mousseline, held tightly around the waist, and with something else going on all around."