In Giambattista Valli's Dream Show, Elizabeth Taylor Opens and Closes, and Brad Pitt Sits Front Row

Designer Giambattista Valli plays a rapid-fire game of "Would You Rather" with W's Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert. Backstage at his Spring 2017 show, Valli weighs in on dressing first ladies (Michelle Obama, naturally), his ideal front row, and why he loves bad press.

Released on 10/3/2016

Credits

Starring: Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert
Featuring: Giambattista Valli
Director: Harris Levinson

Video produced by Emoticon Productions

Transcript

00:00
Ciao, Giambattista.
00:01
Congratulations for your flawless show.
00:03
(laughs)
00:05
So we are here to do the Would You Rather?
00:07
Perfect.
00:08
(upbeat music)
00:10
Would you rather, for your campaign,
00:13
to have as a face Minnie Mouse or Barbie?
00:17
Barbie, my first fitting model when I was seven. (laughs)
00:20
That's actually genius. (laughs)
00:22
Would you rather to dress as a First Lady,
00:25
Bill Clinton or Melania Trump?
00:27
Michelle Obama?
00:29
Would you rather to have a show
00:32
with all celebrities or all gorgeous model?
00:35
Gorgeous model.
00:37
Would you rather have bad makeup or bad hair?
00:42
Bad hair, never bad makeup.
00:44
Gorgeous skin, bad hair?
00:46
Would you rather, for when you come up
00:49
at the end of the show,
00:51
to wear a really bad, bad, catsuit or your mom dress?
00:55
Probably bad catsuit,
00:56
I mean mom dress on old Giambattista Valli,
00:58
so it looks like a little weird. (laughs)
01:01
Would you rather have mean press or mean clients?
01:05
Mean press, I love mean press, I love it.
01:07
They're the most amazing one to deal with. (laughs)
01:11
They're sort of inspiring, I love.
01:12
I love the mean press sometime. (laugh)
01:14
What would you rather have walking on your catwalk?
01:17
Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor?
01:19
Oh, Elizabeth Taylor.
01:21
Opening or closing?
01:22
Elizabeth Taylor, oh my God, opening, closing, both.
01:26
Ad campaign, everything, I mean, her forever.
01:29
On your front row, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie?
01:32
Brad Pitt.
01:33
Would you rather dress
01:35
a mega, mega, mega celebrity you like so-so,
01:38
or like a super new and cool celebrity that nobody knew?
01:42
Super new and cool.
01:43
I always like super new cool.
01:44
I love to support them.
01:45
Would you rather have power doing something
01:48
that you don't love, but have lots and lots of power,
01:51
or have less power and doing something that you love?
01:55
I'm not interested in power.
01:56
I'm much more interested in passion.
01:58
Would you rather be here, or in All of This Together?
02:01
All of This Together.
02:02
(laughing)
02:05
I'm here!