chiuri & piccioli

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Craig McDean photographs the Spring/Summer Valentino campaign.  Creative Directors: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli | Models; Auguste Abeliunaite, Esther Heesch, Maartje Verhoef, Ine Neefs, & Malaika Firth | Art Director: Riccardo Ruini | Styling: Karl Templer.

*Inspired by the 1969 film by Pier Paolo Pasolini: ‘Medea’ starring opera singer Maria Callas.

A first sneak peek @ Valentino’s costumes for La Traviata directed by Sofia Coppola for the Rome Opera Theater

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Vanessa Beecroft x Vogue Italia - Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2016

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Indigenized Couture: Métis artist Christi Belcourt collaborates with Valentino for 2016 collection

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli…wove in the work of Christi Belcourt, whose pointillist floral paintings are themselves inspired by native Canadian beadwork, into their references; her circular brushstrokes could be traced on a charming black chiffon minidress.

so much <3 for christi’s work