For Valentino’s latest haute couture collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli decided to present it in the Gaggiandre, or shipbuilding yard, in Venice, feeling attracted by the beauty of the place since it represented the commercial center of the city in times of the Renaissance.
Regarding the collection: 84 looks were modeled on location; each was a different proposal, trapeze silhouettes, skirts at calf height, or floated above the ankle. From the ball gown to the micro-mini, elegance was the dominant element.
We must emphasize the collaborations of artists, curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati, who put together a list of 17 painters. The original works of art were evoked through various means by artisans at the firm, creating elaborate collages of textiles and an impressive collection.
Text: Daniela Pintor
Info and photo: Vogue Hamish Bowles