Giambattista Valli's first ever couture collection received mostly rave reviews and, with so many gorgeous red carpet-worthy dresses, was the inspiration for our recent "Who Should Wear What on the Red Carpet" couture wrap-up. If you assumed, like we did, that you'd have to wait until awards season to see these pretty things again, you thought wrong.
Starting July 25, you can buy one (or ten, if you're so inclined) at one of four Saks Fifth Avenue locations at an "average price" of $4,000 (which, granted, is a lot of money, but it's actually not that bad for couture). The department store is getting an exclusive "caravan" of the cocktail dresses and evening gowns that just went down the runway and going on the road with them. They will be at the New York store July 25-27. Customers can actually buy the stuff on the 27th. Then, they will be traveling to the following Saks locations:
San Francisco: August 1--August 2 Chicago: August 4--August 5 Beverly Hills: August 9--August 10
Meaning, you might get to wear this dress before Michelle Williams maybe does! But if you miss out on the special caravan, don't worry. Saks will have a more permanent home for the collection at all four stores beginning in October.