IMAGES: Giambattista Valli for Macy’s Impulse

Giambattista-Valli-for-Impulse(Does this photo make anyone else fall off their seat laughing, or is it just us? Why is that one model knocking herself on the head? Is the one in red trying to grope her?)

The whole designer capsule collection is something The Fashion Police have never really been able to fake a lot of enthusiasm over. Honestly, we get exhausted just thinking about them: all of that frenzied shopping, the getting up at the crack o’dawn to line up outside H&M, or wherever, just so you can buy exactly the same items as the hundreds of other girls all lined up outside H&M and type the word “SQUEEE!” a few dozen times on Twitter when you finally manage to get your hands on something that is OMGDESIGNER: exhausting. And the fact that the “hero” items (dontchya just hate that term?) sell on eBay for just as much as something from the designer’s main line? Madness. Utter, Fashion Victim madness.

Anyway, all of this is academic in the case of theĀ Giambattista Valli for Macy’s collection, because we don’t have Macy’s here in the UK. This is a shame, because if we DID have easy access to this collection then we, too, would be able to dance on a table in head-to-toe leopard print:

Giambattista-Valli-for-ImpulseIt would allow us to put our hands in the air, like we just don’t care! In, er, MORE leopard print:

Giambattista-Valli-for-Impulse-only-at-Macy'sBut, of course, we can’t do any of this, because we live in the UK, and will only be able to buy these pieces on eBay, for the price of a small car. Thus, our lives will be empty and meaningless from this moment on, while our American officers are the ones who will dance on the tables:


We want to cry at the injustice of it all.

On a serious note, though: what do you think of this collection? Will you be buying any of it?


  • October 13, 2011


    These images just look really badly photoshopped to me. Is it just my eyes?

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  • October 13, 2011


    I didn’t think the one in red was trying to GROPE the one in blue. I thought she was trying to throw her. I also think the one in blue was trying to do a facepalm and missed.

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  • October 14, 2011


    Most of the time I’m not impressed when high end designers offer a line for normal peeps like myself. A lot of the time, the regular store stuff is more stylish/wearable and made better than the designer ones. The Zac Posen for Target stuff was horribly made, for example.

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  • October 15, 2011


    Eh… I’m not a huge fan of everything here, but that first red dress is really cute, and I like the last red dress as well. I doubt I’d be dancing in heels on any glass tables in it, though.

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  • October 15, 2011


    Everything is either boring/generic or tacky, as is the case with most capsule designer collections. They don’t look any different than what you’d find at Macy’s to begin with. It makes me sad when you can see a huge discrepancy between a designer’s actual talent in a runway show and the utter abandonment of that talent for these collections, relying solely on the label to bring in sales. There have been a few exceptions (Libertine for Target comes to mind) but overall, they’re subpar and mediocre.

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