Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino Haute Couture Show In Beijing


The exceptional creative vision of Maison Valentino’s creative head Pierpaolo Piccioli was witnessed in the dream-like sequence in the form of models, apparel and varied beauty looks in the Chinese capital on November 8. The defining idiosyncrasy of the show was glittery makeup looks imagined by Pat McGrath and Guido Palau. The haute couture show organised to welcome the new storefront in Beijing was witnessed by fashion enthusiasts from around the world. Widely-appreciated and globally-lauded, the show became an instant hit for its dripping luxury.


Huge bows, shimmery makeup and shining sequins defined the dominant looks of the iconic show. A perfect amalgamation of Italian finesse in tailoring and design, the outfits were as over the top as they could get. The haute couture show highlighted ‘daydream’ as an expression of presence, enlivened by beautiful feelings. Bows of gold lamé, cherry red and rose came together to recreate grandiose of a different kind. The pureness of volumes was amplified by a richness of materials and a fantastic encounter between cultures, an exchange of dreams was witnessed by those present. Opulent crystal headpieces complemented dresses embroidered with velvet, satin, sequins and rhinestones.

“I wanted to bring our heritage couture to China, with a story that starts with the Italian Renaissance,” Piccioli said. “I tell you what I see, what I know, I don’t do marketing”, he continued, “we create desires, we talk about dreams.” The inspiration for the designer was the fashion house’s deepest roots. Those of Italian culture, of the Renaissance, of Piero della Francesca, of Beato Angelico, of Bronzino. With the portraits, the graphics, the typical flowers of the Renaissance in some way, create a dialogue with the architectural decorations of the Summer palace of imperial China.