Pier Paolo Piccioli
Valentino Adds A Byzantine Touch To Its Magical, Medieval Couture Collection
All the models were barefoot and wore gold snake headpieces.
Where Are the American Haute Couture Designers?
The fall couture shows ended last week, with successful collections from established designers like Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel to newer, more experimental collections from the likes of Iris van Herpen. Countries like Germany, France, Italy, and Belgium all had talent represented on the runways. But if you're looking for a great American name in haute couture, you're going to have to dig deeper.
Valentino Takes on Tweed, Prints at Couture
After several seasons dedicated to Victorian-inspired elegance, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli moved onto something a tad more adventurous--whilst remaining true to their taste for 19th century beauty ideals.
Report: Valentino To Be Sold for $852 Million
Valentino is on the selling block, and could go for as much as $852 million. After drawing rave reviews for couture, the Italian label is reportedly preparing for a sale to an unknown buyer, according to WWD. But it's a good thing for Valentino.
Folk Art Prints Get the Valentino Touch
PARIS--After weeks of being presented with more challenging, boxy, and sometimes oversized silhouettes, it was so nice and even refreshing to take in Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli ultra-feminine, just plain pretty fall collection. Sumptuous soft black leather toughened up the pretty a bit--on a cape, a skirt, and a gorgeous leather jump suit to open the show.