Pierpaolo Piccioli is all about love this season. Brimming from his stellar and emotional Spring haute couture show back in January, he’s evoking that same sense of romance and admiration in his Fall 2019 show for Valentino. One can see it on the digital print of two 19th-century neoclassical sculptures kissing plastered on the dresses or outerwear—a collaboration between him and Jun Takahashi of Undercover. It’s also present in the parade of frilly and tulle dresses that closed the show. But perhaps what was most striking about this collection was the focus on 1960s shapes, from the A-line silhouettes to the leg-baring mini-dresses. It was, in fact, this particular decade that the house of Valentino started gaining worldwide fame, establishing itself as a staple in the luxury fashion industry. So to take it back to that heyday was not only nostalgic but a bit astonishing as well. This time, however, the looks were more modern and current than simply regurgitating the past. Nevertheless, this show was a beautiful reminder of why people love Valentino and love Pierpaolo Piccioli!
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