2017 has been off to an exciting start with a major collaboration with the world of high fashion. On January 25th several pieces from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection were featured as the backdrop to the exquisite Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer fashion show by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. The debut show was clearly one of the highlights of Paris Couture Week, receiving glowing reviews from critics and much media attention.
The lavish venue was adorned with eight pieces from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, carefully chosen by Piccioli and his team to complement the designs. The 61 elegant looks displayed a vast array of subtle hues of sage, blush and cream with the occasional splash of Valentino's signature red. Works by artists such as Shahriar Ahmadi (Iran), Eduardo Basualdo (Argentina) and Zhang Huan (China) hung along the runway creating a luxurious ambiance and enhancing the looks each with their own unique aesthetic.
The models descended the grand staircase to the majestic musical composition by Alexandre Desplat, an original piece created for the show. As if stepping out of a fantasy, Piccioli's creations exuded a dream-like atmosphere. His mission to produce a sense of imagination and serenity was accurately captured in the written statement above the models' entrance: "You are living in a dream. Keep walking in your dream. Feel your dream and breathe your dream."
The main room with most of the fashion world's VIPs including Valentino himself and Anna Wintour from Vogue, displayed the monumental work – "Unstoppable/Tak Terbendung" (2012), by Gatot Pujiarto's (Indonesia). Highlighting Piccioli's dreamscape, this piece explores fluctuating emotional states and the complex relationship between imagination and reality. Pujiarto's piece attempts to reveal the power of emotional impulses as reflected in the destruction and breaking of the canvas.
After witnessing Piccioli's expertly executed show with the divine combination of fine art and high-end fashion, we are extremely pleased with the outcome and are honored to be part of the project. We look forward to many more collaborations with the fashion world.
For the fashion show booklet with artwork details click here
To view the full fashion show video click here
For the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer fashion show Facebook album click here
More articles on the show:
- Financial Times "Art Sales Slip but Private Sales Strong" by Melanie Gerlis
- New York Times by Vanessa Friedman
- Vogue by Sarah Mower
- The Hollywood Reporter by Rhonda Richford
- Fashion Week Daily by Paige Reddinger
*Images courtesy of Valentino SpA.Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Show
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