16 Jul VALENTINO | Fall 2021 Couture
Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli asked all invited guest to dress in white. The dramatics were reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s stately couture presentations in the 1980s, and Christian Lacroix’s genius soirées.
He brought fashion’s color wheel, setting flamingo pink, chartreuse, violet, cocoa, and mallard green ball gowns one after another, for this stunning show.
Womenswear and menswear offerings merged effortlessly, so persuasive in form, it truly was a wonder. To top it off there were unique artist collaborations, curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati, who assembled a roster of 17 painters, including Jamie Nares, Luca Coser, Francis Offman, Andrea Respino, and Wu Rui. Art and fashion have often united in symbiosis—think of Warhol and Sprouse, or Schiaparelli and Dali—but here the effect was a celebration of creativity,
Pure magic, emotion and burst of color; this sums up the +80 piece collection.