Giambattista Valli is an Italian fashion designer from Rome, Italy. Valli holds a BA from Liceo as well a degree in Art. Valli decided enrolling in fashion school at the Istituto Europeo del Design of Rome, in 1986. In 1987 he began a foundation course in illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He showed its first Haute Couture collection in July 2011.