Can Fashion Be Art? Valentino Says Yes
If fabric is the canvas, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpalo Piccioli are true masters. Putting this point to practice, the artists referenced everything from pop to folk, landscapes, and abstract. And, as if any further evidence was needed, celestial embroidery culminated the show and adorned a navy gown that you couldn't help but love (and not only for its striking red heart motif).
The accessories were part of the picture; stained glass informed knee-high patchwork boots, and mod polka-dot options would add more than a pop of color to any ensemble. For bags, painterly nature scenes were as much a sight to see as the butterfly designs they accompanied. All in all, was the show a stroke of genius? We'd certainly say so.