“I don’t like to talk a lot about my work. Couture cannot be explained, it is felt. The spectator must perceive its magic without further comment. »
Pierpaolo Piccioli, artistic director of the Valentino house
As a signal, the show opened with a jacket of 3D roses in “Valentino red” taffeta – a “tribute to the fabled Fiesta dress he made in 1959- and closed with a succession of black and white looks evoking Roman mosaics. “Nothing is literal,” says Pierpaolo Piccioli. “Nothing is very literal.” I’ve found that the best way to proceed is to trust my hunches and not bother with elaborate stories. For this collection, I was going for an air of lightness and romance all at the same time. On the other hand, I try to limit how much I talk about my job. The term “couture” cannot be defined; rather, it must be experienced. The onlooker must be able to notice its enchantment on their own without any commentary.
Pierpaolo Piccioli, who was hosting the conclusion of his haute couture presentation for the winter of 2022 in Rome, was flanked by models and seamstresses.