The French designer presents a line of sweet party dresses, just in time for the holidays

By Kate Hogan
Updated October 13, 2011 08:30 PM

Courtesy Macy’s

The wait is almost over! The fourth line in Macy’s designer collaboration series, a capsule collection by Giambattista Valli, debuts in stores on Oct. 26. Arriving just in time for the holidays, it includes cute separates and perfect party dresses in an array of prints and hues.

“This capsule reflects my enduring loves, but is really a celebration of my biggest inspiration of all — the energy and vitality of women themselves,” the designer said in a release. “I love dressing them for all their happiest moments, making them feel as special as possible. This collection is a passport into my world and a chance to experience the passion and romance of my house and Paris itself.”

Highlights of the collection — also inspired by Valli’s travels — are ruffled skirts, feminine blouses, pants and jackets in lace, tweed and faux fur. Prices run from $50-$150.

Valli, born in Italy, is a French designer who served as artistic director for Emanuel Ungaro before launching his own line in 2005, and is a favorite of stars like Olivia Palermo and Leighton Meester. His Macy’s collection follows lines by Kinder Aggugini, Matthew Williamson and Karl Lagerfeld. Tell us: Will you shop the Valli collection?

Giambattista Valli for Macy's

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