Born in Rome, Italy, Giambattista Valli studied art and design at the Istituto Euopeo del Design. Valli began his fashion career in Italy, working for Roberto Capucci, the Fendissime Line, Fendi and Krizia.

After moving to Paris, Giambattista Valli launched his first Ready-to-Wear collection in Spring 2005. Valli's first couture collection came in July 2011 and his name became an international sensation. From furs to shoes, ready-to-wear and haute couture, Valli's collections are an expression of femininity and luxury, mixing Italian tradition with Parisian influences.