Pierpaolo Piccioli took Valentino haute couture home to Rome on Tuesday and into a giant sound studio in the city’s legendary film studios the better to capture the grandeur of a very particular collection and moment.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has named Emily Adams Bode, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Gabriela Hearst, Telfar Clemens and Pierpaolo Piccioli among its newly unveiled list of 2020 Fashion Awards nominees.
Day three of the first ever entirely digital French haute couture week began not with the unveiling of a collection but with a teaser from Maison Margiela, summing up the most puzzling Paris in memory.
The Paris haute couture collections, to most fashion aficionados the ultimate expression of creative fashion, debuts in Paris on Monday morning, with the first digital season in the world’s greatest fashion capital.
The house of Valentino is planning a unique couture double header this July, a blend of physical and digital that will span two cities – Paris and Rome - the latest novel idea for presenting fashion during the pandemic.
Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maison Valentino said on Friday that they’re creating “a bond with their friends and [the label’s] community through a new series of live performances on the brand’s official Instagram account”.
At a moment of compulsory cocooning due to the curse of Covid-19, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Christian Dior, has been doing things very much in the Italian way. She hunkered down with la famiglia in Rome.
Valentino couture this season went on a diet, losing metres off the silhouette (not kilos off the figure). After being behind a wave of volume in Europe for several seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli slimmed down his cut.