#CNILux Day 2: An Exclusive Video of Giambattista Valli in Conversation with Suzy Menkes

On the eve of his soft opening of a first London store, Giambattista Valli talks about ‘excellence’ pronounced the French way. That is in honour of his years in Paris creating a quiet fashion empire now supported by Group Artémis, the investment arm of the Pinault family.

Giambattista Valli had a dream – and he kept it during all the years he worked with a host of houses from the legendary Roberto Capucci through Fendi, Krizia and Emanuel Ungaro. Launching his own label in 2005, he built couture and ready-to-wear as well as working with Moncler on its Gamme Rouge line. Is this the magic of imagination? Or a lot of hard work?

The fourth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is in Lisbon, on the 18th and 19th April. For more information, visit the website