Valentino’s Creative Director Continues To Embrace Individuality In Couture
His fall 2019 couture offering was inspired by Avedon portraits, Guy Bourdin advertising shots, canvases by the Italian Renaissance mannerist Rosso Fiorentino, and paintings of Diana Vreeland’s documentary
The Eye Has To Travel. And so he did with decadent silhouettes, cheerful colors, floral appliqués, delicious crepe draping, billowing culottes, on models varying in both race and age. Lauren Hutton, Cecilia Chancellor, Georgina Grenville, Hannelore Knuts and Lineisy Montero were among those wearing the collection. “It’s not engineered by computer,” Piccioli tells
Vogue of the hand-detailing in the collection, “you can feel the humanity in it.” Montero
thanked Piccoli on Instagram, writing “[it] is always a pleasure to be part of this amazing show” under a photograph of the runway.