Pierpaolo Piccioli – © Daniele Schiavello

Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli continues the path of reassignment of the signs and aesthetics of the Maison Valentino, starting with the fashion created and imagined in the Atelier, and then joining the always unique and always different identity of the wearer.

A fashion that even starts from the Valentino Archive, without alterations, where part of a stylistic weaving are the long spotted coat of Veruschka, supermodel of the 60s portraited by Franco Rubartelli, the white dress of Marisa Berenson, actress and former American model, as seen in an image of Henry Clarke, and the long floral dresses photographed by Chris von Wangeheim.

all photos © Alessandro Lucioni /

In this reinterpretation of the wardrobe, shared by women and men, we can see the importance of the research for a new meaning in tailoring, in the use of different volumes and vivid acrylic colors.

The body is revealed by taffeta, symbol of couture, washed and deprived of any exhausted preciousness, to become jacket, anorak, shirt, bermuda shorts.

The tribute to the archive continues, paying homage to denim, re-edited and accompanied by white shirts, with St. Gallen inserts or beaded embroidery, the same ones that migrate towards the evening to embellish the dresses for summer nights. At the feet: military boots or sandals with Valentino Garavani Stud bands, and a re-edition of the snake sandal, while the bags have a clear design and are adorned with single or macro studs.