Did not see this coming…Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli Parting Ways

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Maison Valentino sent this announcement today:

“Not all stories have a beginning or an end, some live a kind of eternal present that shines so
bright that it won’t produce any shadows. I’ve been in this company for 25 years, and for 25
years I’ve existed and I’ve lived with the people who have woven the weaves of this beautiful
story that is mine and ours.
Everything existed and exists thanks to the people I met, with whom I worked, with whom I
shared dreams and created beauty, with whom I built something that belongs to all, and that
remains immutable and tangible.
This heritage of love, dreams, beauty and humanity, I carry it with me, today and forever.
This is the beauty that we have created: life, hope, opportunity and gratitude, and my people,
my heart, and the love that gives you all the possibilities of the world, especially those that you
could not imagine alone.
Thanks to Mr. Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti who have blessed me with their trust,
thanks to every single person who made this possible in one way or another, it was a privilege
and an honor to share my journey, and my dreams, with you.”
Pierpaolo Piccioli

Milan, March 22nd 2024
Maison Valentino and Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli are announcing their joint decision
to end their collaboration. Since assuming the role of sole Creative Director in 2016, Pierpaolo
Piccioli has significantly shaped the Maison’s trajectory with his vision, dedication, and
innovative spirit, influencing a pivotal chapter in the company’s history.
“I am grateful to Pierpaolo for his role as Creative Director and for his vision, commitment and
creativity that have brought the Maison Valentino to what it stands for today.”
Jacopo Venturini, CEO Valentino

“We extend our deepest gratitude to Pierpaolo for writing an important chapter in the history
of the Maison Valentino. His contribution over the past 25 years will leave an indelible mark.”
Rachid Mohamed Rachid, Chairman Valentino


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.