Another fabulous fairy-tale of Pierpaolo Piccioli, artistic director of Maison Valentino, unfolded today, as a final firework of Haute Couture fashion week in Paris. Indeed Valentino house presented in Paris, but this time the show took place in Venice.
Driven by the need to create a community of artists around Maison Valentino, convinced that painting is to contemporary art what Haute Couture is to fashion, the Artistic Director Pierpaolo Piccioli brings a group to the Atelier painters of all ages, origins and aesthetic inclinations and engages them in a dialogue that is forever written on the skin of clothing, transmuting their surfaces and giving a three-dimensional character to what is designed to live on a two-dimensional medium, thus animating what is imagined to be observed and contemplated.
By relying on the alchemical process of the work of the Atelier, and therefore on the hands of other craftsmen, by focusing on listening and the slowness of the process, Pierpaolo Piccioli translates the superimpositions of colors, signs, backgrounds , the full and the empty in lines, in cuts, in gestures of composition, involving each artist in a two-to-one conversation about the dress itself. The result is a collection of dialogues in which a new identity emerges from the confrontation of two identities, captured in the dress.