Valentino by Pierpaolo Piccioli, with the collaboration of Philip Treacy (headdress)
Valentino, a fashion house founded in 1960 in Rome, is managed by Pierpaolo Picchioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri since 2008. Their creations emanate an almost aristocratic poetry and evidence, like those straight out of a Botticelli painting. When Maria Grazia Chiuri left in 2016 for the Christian Dior house, Pierpaolo Picchioli kept their style and refined it.
With its virtuoso chromatic harmony, the spring-summer 2018 haute couture collection is emblematic of the couturier. The shape of the dress given to the Palais Galliera is inspired by a baby doll dress, a type launched by Balenciaga in 1958. Its fuchsia colour is adorned on the side with a large knot of blackcurrant rift. The aerial headdresses are among the most popular elements of the parade. Made by British milliner Philip Treacy, they are bristling with 263 turkey feathers dyed to the colour of the dress. This is the first Treacy model to be integrated into the collections of the Paris Fashion Museum.
This collection, beyond its aesthetic success, is a tribute to the seamstresses in the company's workshops, nicknamed "the little hands" in fashion jargon, a synecdoche that Picchioli hates. This ensemble is named "Sylvia R." in homage to one of them.
Notice's author : Alexandre Samson