The Valentino haute couture show was a “phygital” affair. The production, which took place, in part, in Rome’s Cinecitta Studios, featured a live presentation alongside a video created in collaboration with Nick Knight. A physical audience, consisting of Italy-based media and a handful of local influencers, was supplemented by an infinitely larger...

Lady Gaga is set to star in Valentino Beauty's latest fragrance campaign. The Italian fashion house announced Gaga as the new face of Voce Viva, a perfume created by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. "Imagined as a voice to spread a message around the world, Valentino Voce Viva invites everyone to touch hearts, inspire others and live...

What does Dallas have that Fifth Avenue doesn’t? A Valentino, for one. While the Italian luxury brand tries to escape its prestigious post in New York, it is expanding its presence in Dallas. The ritzy retailer will add 690 square feet to its 2,505-square-foot boutique in Highland Park Village, a shopping center where it has had a presence since 20...

“Could you imagine American Gigolo without the Armani costumes? What would the devil wear if it were not Prada? How could you listen to your fave old school Hip Hop without having Moschino and Gucci name-checked in the lyrics?!” Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott is talking about what Italian fashion has brought to the world, and one thing is...

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino are collaborating on a film together. Named The Staggering Girl, the movie stars Julianne Moore, Mia Goth and Kiki Layne. It tells the story of Francesca, an Italian-American writer (played by Moore), who lives in New York and has to return back home to Rome to retrieve her agei...

While Louis Vuitton set out for Kyoto and Christian Dior to Los Angeles, Pierpaolo Piccioli opted to present his 2018 Cruise collection for Valentino in New York City, marking the second time the Italian brand has descended upon the Big Apple to stage a pre-season show. As noted by Vogue, "On the runway, Piccioli picked up a sporty thread inspired...

By Derek Blasberg   What constitutes a casual weekday lunch for fashion executive Giancarlo Giammetti would qualify as an elaborate affair for anyone else: served by his butler at a table set with sterling-silver flatware and a starched white linen tablecloth on the terrace of his apartment overlooking Rome's Spanish Steps.   But for...

On their visit to New York in December, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative directors of Valentino, were contemplating American women.   "There's something effortless in your women," Piccioli says. "To go outside with the coffee and the handbag...They feel confident and they express themselves. They don't need to be work...

REDValentino opened its doors at Ala Moana Center June 4. It's the first Hawaii location for the high-end Italian brand, and only it's fifth stand-alone boutique in America.   A sister label to luxury giant Valentino, REDValentino offers fashions and accessories with a similar upscale feel but infused with a heavy dose of whimsy.   Re...

More than just a pretty show featuring fashion, "Bellissima, Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968" makes a compelling case for how couture helped resurrect Italy from the ashes of World War II.   "At its core, it tells the story of a beautiful partnership between Italy and the U.S.," says Stefano Tonchi, editor-in-chief of W Magazine and co-cura...