"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Giambattista Valli on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Giambattista Valli on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Giambattista Valli on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Giambattista Valli on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Giambattista Valli on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"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."