#SuzyCouture Valentino: Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

I have always thought that beauty is eternal and fashion transient. But the Valentino show stood out in Paris couture week for its light-handed grace, wistful elegance, purity and poetry. Indigital Pleats cascading across the body suggested an ancient column shivering to life. And designer Pierpaolo Piccioli said that in a turning world, with no time to dream, he wanted to give a sense of eternity. Indigital His mission was written in a statement he hung above the models’ entrance,

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#SuzyPFW: Valentino – We Are All Romantics

Prudishness and pop – can the two really meld together? Yes! If the Victorian-style cape is in a vivid, sugary, postmodern pink and the dress underneath a colourful geometric pattern, recalling the Memphis era. At Valentino, the 1880s met the 1980s with sensational results as designer Pierpaolo Piccioli dismissed the feminist vibe that has reverberated through the Autumn/Winter 2017 season yet created a collection that was respectful to, and joyful for, women. Valentino Autumn/Winter 2017. Indigital Just looking at the

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Valentino: Praise For Piccioli But No IPO

VALENTINO CEO Stefano Sassi has heaped praise on creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, but has ruled out an IPO this year, reports WWD, due to “market conditions”. Getty “An IPO in 2017 is not on the table and we’ll see what happens in 2018,” said Sassi. “We’ve shelved it because of market conditions. If things change, we’ll review the project. We are not talking about it internally at the moment.” Valentino Autumn/Winter 2017 Ready to Wear +62 +61 +60 +59 Valentino

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#SuzyCouture – Valentino: Couture’s Magical Alchemy

When the details turn into a dress. With Pierpaolo Piccioli in Valentino showroom A post shared by Suzy Menkes (@suzymenkesvogue) on Jul 11, 2017 at 4:22am PDT Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s artistry as a colourist was an outstanding aspect of the presentation for Valentino Haute Couture, Autumn/Winter 2017 InDigital Then there were the other unexpected aspects of designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s work that made the show the indisputably outstanding collection of the Autumn/Winter Haute Couture season. A show-stopping gown in the

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Such Valentino Show As Dreams Are Made On

I have always thought that beauty is eternal and fashion transient. But the Valentino show stood out in Paris couture week for its light-handed grace, wistful elegance, purity and poetry. Pleats cascading across the body suggested an ancient column shivering to life. And designer Pierpaolo Piccioli said that in a turning world, with no time to dream, he wanted to give a sense of eternity. His mission was written in a statement he hung above the models’ entrance, laid out like

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Painting Paris Red

SHE impressed on the catwalk with her first quietly confident Valentino collection for autumn/winter 2008-9; now Alessandra Facchinetti has revealed how keen she was to keep up the momentum when it came to her first ad campaign for the design house. “I wanted to move away from the cliché of pure luxury to focus on a modern and elegant campaign and a dynamic woman who gets around. It’s a starting point for us and offers the world of Valentino at

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Baby Love

WITH such a weighty heritage, it would’ve been understandable for Alessandra Facchinetti to have felt somewhat nervous about creating her first couture collection for the house of Valentino; but on the contrary, she says, it was a joy. “For the first time in this business, I felt serene and calm; a bit like when you’re holding a newborn,” says the 35-year-old designer. “I guess creating a couture gown is a bit like having a child – they both grow day

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The Couture Effect

WHAT better way to begin bringing the couture shows to a close than with a touch of construction work – we’re talking cages, crinolines and even a wedding veil at Jean Paul Gaultier – and a spot of fresh romance from Valentino. Having described the creation of her couture collection as being “soothing” earlier in the week, Alessandra Facchinetti mixed signature elements from the iconic fashion house with her own modern stamp – shapes of coats and skirts were exaggerated

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Valentino’s New Chief

VALENTINO Fashion Group has promoted Wendy Kahn, their senior vice president of sales, marketing and retail, to chief executive officer of Valentino US and V.F.G USA and Canada. Kahn’s career, spanning ten years, started at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton where she became the president of Celine and Pucci in the USA. The task at hand now is for Kahn is to lead growth for both Valentino and M Missoni. According to WWD, Kahn said her job at Valentino –

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Toting Valentino

THE debut collection from Valentino’s new creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli is sure to be one of the highlights of the autumn/winter 2009-10 show season but the duo, who have created Valentino’s accessory lines since 1999, may have already given us a glimpse of what we can expect from them via the release of a one-off “couture Decalogue” shopping tote collection. The ten-piece line is the culmination of a project seeking to portray “the Valentino universe

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