PHOTOGRAPHY MAX VON GUMPPENBERG AND PATRICK BIENERT
STYLIST SABINA SCHREDER
PIERPAOLO PICCCIOLI AND MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI, CREATIVE DIRECTORS
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Describing a collection as pretty these days can come off as pejorative. Enter Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, who since 2008 have redefined womenswear in their stunningly delicate collections. (Just look at their most recent haute couture show to see how exquisite exquisite can be.) The conversation between them is one of propriety and subversion, lightness and dark, all in the glamorous context of their founding father, Valentino Garavani. “Working as a duo allows us to have a multifaceted vision thanks to the creativity and angle which each of us brings,” says Maria Grazia. “Our first couture, the black collection, our first show with Rockstuds, our first menswear, and our last couture show were definitely great collaborative projects,” says Piccioli, listing his favorites. “But for me too, the best is always yet to come.” Pretty, make way for beautiful.
Makeup Dawn Broussard (The Wall Group) Hair Katie Fate for Kérastase Paris Manicure Michelle Saunders (Manikit) Digital technician Marcus Hennig (CS Digital) Production CS Production Retouching CS Digital Location Milk Studios, L.A.