HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND
"There's an idea of inner happiness," Giambattista Valli told reporters backstage, his hair slicked like a Roman prince. "It's a happiness that's almost mystical, a sensation of colors and fabrics."
Happiness, however, would not be a word to describe the 70 or so international editors invited by the House, but left standing outside on the pavement. Even more startling: the sight of a bevy of manicured and jeweled ladies pounding on a steel door, invitations in hand, only to be barked at by security guards ("There's no room here for you"). The scene leads one to speculate on both the internal organization and the outward image being projected by Emanuel Ungaro Couture.