Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli return to their first love ,accessories.
To celebrate five years of creative direction at Valentino, they decided to create Valentino: Objects of Couture, a volume of 208 pages and 250 photos of over 300 of Valentino’s most well-known accessory designs. Compiled by Francesco Bonomi, has the advantage of having exclusive photos created for this publication by prestigious photographers such as David Bailey, Luisa Lambri, Nobuyoshi Araki, Duane Michals, Scheltens & Abbenes, Philip Lorca di Corcia and Douglas Gordon and it is published by Rizzoli.
Equally important is Chiuri and Piccioli’s transformation of traditional Italian handcraftsmanship into a new international barometer of glamorous design. By infusing the highest quality materials and crafts with streetwise attitude, their accessories have become some of the most coveted items in the fashion world.
Valentino: Objects of Couture available from November 5, 2013 .
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