This Fashion Month, We’re Seeing the Return of Mid-Aughts and Early ’10s Supers

Models like Lindsey Wixon, Mariacarla Boscono and Natasha Poly have dominated the runways.Mariacarla Boscono at Burberry’s Fall 2020 show. This fashion month has been remarkable not only because of the trends (or the news drops): It has also marked the return of many supers from the aughts and the early ’10s to the runway. There’s Natasha Poly, […]

ICYMI: Couture, More Couture & — You Guessed It! — Even More Couture

A must-read roundup of our most popular stories of the week. You’re welcome.Sure, we’re all glued to our phones/tablets/laptops/watches that barely tell time, but even the best of us miss out on some important #content from time to time. That’s why, in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up our most popular stories of the […]

At Valentino Haute Couture, Big Shapes Meet Big Bows for Spring 2020

Pierpaolo Piccioli proves, yet again, he knows how to design a good gown.Photo: Getty ImagesThe Spring 2020 Haute Couture shows continue in Paris, where Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his latest collection for the Italian fashion brand on Wednesday. Yesterday’s Givenchy show had plenty of awards-show-ready looks, but Piccioli’s Valentino Couture — already a celebrity favorite — gave it a run for […]

Valentino’s ‘Daydream’ Couture Collection Turns Fantasy Into Reality

Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted the magical range in Beijing.Looks from the Valentino Beijing couture collection. Photo: Courtesy of Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli is one of fashion’s best dreamers, especially when it comes to couture. His couture collections for Valentino are always infused with a sculptural purity and an unparalleled color sensibility; but more than that, they do what the 99.9% of us who […]

See Every Look From the Valentino Couture Fall 2019 Collection

Pierpaolo Piccioli closed out couture week with another magical, floral-themed show.A look from the Valentino Couture Fall 2019 collection. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesIn the final show of Fall 2019 haute couture week, Pierpaolo Piccioli offered a parade of hyper-saturated hues, exaggerated proportions and out-of-this-world craftsmanship for Valentino. It was another masterful collection — one filled with […]

Pierpaolo Piccioli on His ‘Time’ 100 Honor, Promoting Diversity and Modernizing Valentino

Plus, his thoughts on the Met Gala and why he changed his mind about logos.Pierpaolo Piccioli with Alina Cho during “The Atlier” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: BFA.com/Zach HiltyCinematography punctuated much of Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s childhood in a small coastal town about 20 miles outside of Rome. He spent a great deal of his time watching […]

8 Couture Gowns That Fashionista Editors Would Kill to See Lady Gaga Wear to the Oscars

These fresh-off-the-runway pieces are guaranteed to have critics and fans alike saying, “I just wanted to take another look at you.”A look from the Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2019 show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesThere can be a hundred people wearing dresses on a red carpet, and 99 don’t impress you, but one does. In […]

Pierpaolo Piccioli on Maintaining Valentino’s Culture of Couture and Updating Its Values to Reflect 2018

The creative director opens up about his vision for the brand at the “Vogue” Forces of Fashion conference.Pierpaolo Piccioli and Hamish Bowles. Photo: Corey Tenold/Vogue For Valentino‘s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the couture runway is a platform for peak creativity. This was certainly evident in the designer’s most recent couture range, where gratifying construction met bursts of hypersaturated […]