Valentino Rendez-Vous Fashion Show at Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Let’s say the Valentino Rendez-Vous was both exclusive and inclusive. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s version of streetwear and red carpet dressing offered to the screaming crowds lining the exterior of Le Carreau du Temple all be it  behind a barrier. Entering was a bit like the Festival de Cannes, I mean it was not so easy to find a place where the actual invited guests could enter. Pierpaolo Piccioli wanted to keep the Maison alive and contemporary and decided to show his Pret-a-Porter Collection, Valentino Rendez-Vous at Carreau du Temple with a catwalk that celebrated the street and the locals. When you walked in you were greeted by a long stand of amazingly beautiful flowers which set the tone for the actual collection which was in fact in bloom. The collection itself was quite romantic and a little dark in parts, the casting was expressing a fluidity of gender and beauty. After the models paraded the space they gave the hoards of screaming crowds fashion as they had never experienced before.

Around the corner were four boutiques that will remain until October 5th. Each of the shops have their own identity: Elevastor/Valentino Concept Store with a limited-edition Vlogo signature hoodies that are signed V Vaccinated all profits will be donated to UNICEF for delivery of global COVAX Program. 2 rue Dupetit Thouaras music and accessories, Rombaut sneakers and Messieurs Dame Valentino Beauty Collection.

For the actual collection: A strong dose of street wear through the ideas of Pierpaolo Piccioli, lavish evening wear and a strong array of accessories both shoes and bags as stand outs. The evening wear will no doubt fill dreams and red carpets alike. On exiting the show guests were welcomed to make their own bouquets and have them wrapped up to carry home as a souvenir. Thank you Pierpaolo Piccioli.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.