From fashion to photography to literature, a book following a mantra: “We will no longer be silenced to become anything less than powerful and utterly fabulous”
Identity, diversity, inclusivity: the essential values of the Maison Valentino and the Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Values on which this book is founded on, as the choral work of three artists: Pierpaolo Piccioli, Liz Johnson Arthur, and Bernardine Evaristo.
Three different visions in a unique moment: The Valentino Collezione Milano fashion show which took place in Milan at the Fonderia Macchi on September 27th 2020. A time of great changes, a time when COVID dictated its rules, but that did not persuade art. “We are storming towards your future and you cannot stop us,” writes Bernardine Evaristo.
Pierpaolo Piccioli chose Turner Prize-winning photographer Liz Johnson Artur to interpret Valentino Collezione Milano and the show through her lens. He wanted Liz’s eyes to convey his values: no fuss, no frills, just women and men wearing his collection walking towards the light. A passionate intention that brings fashion at the center of the narration.
Liz’s photography is enlightened by the words conceived by Evaristo. You no longer see the dress, you see decisive characters wanting to take a radical step forward, to their new beginnings.