GIO'S JOURNAL

Jump Around

For W’s glamorous globe-trotter, Giovanna Battaglia, it’s a fab, fab world.


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“Right after the fall 2015 Paris collections, I headed to the Stockholm archipelago for a serious fashion detox. I was so excited that the shows were over, I had to jump for joy. Of course, I couldn’t escape all things fashion: The sweater I’m wearing is Céline. But what can I say? It happens to be my favorite cozy top!”

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Riccardo Tisci recently opened a Givenchy men’s store in the Marais district of Paris, where, for the first time, he designed all of the interiors. The dressing rooms are really dazzling, with the infinity effect of the mirrors. You go in with one jacket and it looks like you’re trying on hundreds of them!”

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“I ran into the model Ysaunny Brito in a lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport. Doesn’t she look cool with her backpack, skateboard, and Beats by Dre headphones? Even on the runway, you can tell she’s a classy, badass girl.”

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“How cute are these buttons? I saw them at the ‘Déboutonner la Mode’ exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris. They remind me of Alber Elbaz’s illustrations for Lanvin.”

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“This was my favorite look from Chanel for fall 2015. It’s a chic, ironic riff on a server uniform. The clutch looks like two plates. At first I thought they were real!”

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“The Balmain postshow dinner at Lapérouse turned into a major selfie moment. With Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, the designer Olivier Rousteing, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, and Kris Jenner, just think how many followers saw this photo!”

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“For her ‘Iconoclasts’ party in Paris, Miuccia Prada invited the famed Italian costume designer Milena Canonero to put her spin on Prada’s spring collection. These mannequins look so real—and their hair-and-makeup is amazing!”

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“The photographer Emma Summerton gave me this book about ribbons as a gift, because she knows they’re an obsession of mine. At every shoot, I always have a table full of them, even if I don’t use any.”