Valentino will not be showing in June

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Valentino will not: The fashion industry is still in shock after Valentino’s decision to fire creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, which was announced on Friday, March 22. But still, the performance has to go ahead. The Roman high fashion company has indicated that June would not be the date for the next menswear and haute couture collections, in response to the first rumors regarding possible contenders to replace the designer.

This choice is made “following the recent organisational announcement regarding the Maison’s creative direction” , according to a brief note from the company, highlighting how “creativity will continue to lead the company as a key pillar, shaping new future collections in both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and Haute Couture, elevating the brand’s DNA, its iconic codes and unrivalled Italian heritage.”

No more information was provided by Valentino, the faithful of the Paris catwalks, regarding the creation of the collections, the involvement of an in-house team or a new designer, or the presentation of the collections to buyers in the absence of the catwalk. No one from the firm could respond to our inquiries on this matter.

A new creative director may begin work with the next women’s presentation for Spring/Summer 2025 in September, according to this mysterious declaration, which implies that the Italian label has already identified someone to succeed Pierpaolo Piccioli.

If American media outlet WWD’s sources are to be believed, it may be Alessandro Michele, the ex-creative director of Gucci, whose non-compete clause is about to expire. After leaving Valentino in 2016 to become creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s ready-to-wear and Haute Couture collections, Maria Grazia Chiuri may make a triumphant return to the Milanese fashion company.

Ethan Sullivan

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