by Allyson Portee
  • 1 minute read
  • October 13, 2019
Pierpaolo Piccioli Has Used A Painting Technique For Valentino’s S-S20 Collection And It’s A Work Of Art

Last month, vibrant spurts of color decorated the Valentino Spring-Summer 2020 runway in Paris. They were the culmination of the vision of creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, who did an in-depth study of shapes and volumes for this collection, which deeply informs its underlying aesthetic. He focused on a technique known as Grisaille, where a painting, glass wall or drawing are done entirely in shades of grey and white.

Pierpaolo Piccioli receiving great applause for the collection

Piccioli challenged the esoteric expression of couture with an inclusive approach, one that lays focus on the individual who breathes life into the dress, and not the other way around. The resulting pieces enraptured the audience, with hues ranging from fluorescent yellow to deep pink to white and prints that give a nod to Fauvism. Quite simply, the collection makes the ordinary everyday look extraordinary. And we’re on board.

Naomi Campbell, Olivia Palermo and Jessica Kahawaty at the Valentino show


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