SISSYDUDE LOVES: FRIDA meets NUDIE: valentino resort 2016

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style.com: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s design signature by now is familiar. Their simple, covered-up, almost prim silhouettes act like a canvas for the embroidery and beadwork of the Roman house’s atelier. “We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland’s famous quote, ‘The eye has to travel,'” Piccioli said via phone from Rome where they’re working on their men’s and couture collections. Their reference points ranged far and near, encompassing vibrant Native American motifs, made in collaboration with the artist Christi Belcourt, a member of Canada’s M├ętis tribe, and the garden flowers and animals that have been part of their vocabulary at Valentino for years. see the full collection here.

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