Valentino The Beginning Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022-2023 Rome. Story by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE. Photo Courtesy: Valentino
A conversation between the Maison and its natal city, the Creative Director and the founder. Every idea takes shape from its predecessor, evolving from the start.
Down the stairs of Rome’s historic Piazza di Spagna, Pierpaolo Piccioli revealed Valentino The Beginning Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022-2023 collection.
Rome finally takes back the space it deserves on the international fashion stage. An incredible seven-month work between the Mayor Roberto Gualtieri, the Councilor and Events Assessor Alessandro Onorato, Maison Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Alessio Vannetti. An extraordinary job, which led to the construction and writing of a “piece” of the history of fashion with Rome as the protagonist.
Hats by Philip Treacy for Valentino The Beginning Haute Couture in Rome
Magic filled Rome with elegance and grace. Pierpaolo Piccioli created the fireworks of fashion with support of Philip Treacy, designer of the hats.
Story by Pierpaolo Piccioli behind Valentino The Beginning Haute Couture in Rome
“Lab was able to rehearsal giving a breathe taking performance, people passing by stopped to watch, something magic is happening right now, right here. So again thank you Roma, you made my dream, our dream come true,” – said Pierpaolo Piccioli.
“In a way, this whole show is the result of the constant dialogue I have had over the years with Mr Valentino; often a real dialogue sometimes an imaginary one, very often unconscious.
Through my work I want to be a witness to the world I live and in order to do this , when I face a new project, I must be able to do it with fresh eyes. I need to abandon myself to a whispered oblivion where the mind and creativity are not crushed by the weight of memory and where memory is respected without nostalgia, but rather through the unconscious knowledge of our heritage.
Roma is the place where everything starts. The life, the people, our stories and identities are here. We belong to this place as much as this place belongs to the world and to Valentino.
Piazza di di Spagna is a symbol of art and history, but for all of us it is also our daily life, a working context, the subway stop, the lunch break, taxis, rain and sun, coffee.
It is the natural extension of the Atelier, the stage of our stories, a vital environment that takes and gives back all of our energies and dreams.
This is The Beginning, this is us.” Pierpaolo Piccioli
“ROMA IS THE PLACE WHERE EVERYTHING STARTS, THE LIFE, THE PEOPLE, OUR STORIES, AND IDENTITIES ARE HERE. WE BELONG TO THIS PLACE AS MUCH AS THIS PLACE BELONGS TO THE WORLD AND TO VALENTINO.”
“This hug between Pierpaolo and me has better than any word described the love and mutual respect between Valentino, me and the person who has collected our inheritance in such a splendid way. The refinement, the even extravagant elegance, the purity of the lines, the endless beauty created the real conversation between us! With a lot of love PP.. bravo!!”
Giancarlo Giammetti, Co-Founder of Valentino
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All looks Valentino The Beginning Rome Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022-2023
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