Valentino goes White: the Inspiration Behind the House’s Latest Haute Couture Collection


On the occasion of the new Valentino flagship store in 5th Avenue, New York, designed by David Chipperfield, the great fashion house presents an exclusive collection that creates curiosity for the inspiration behind it.

Described as a non-color show because of the domination of white color, the collection suits perfectly with the Christmas spirit. However, the inspiration is not pumped from the snowy but from Robert Ryman, an artist who became famous because of the minimal, white artwork. Ryman himself states ” White has a tendency of making things more clear”.

Further more, as it seems, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli searched in Valentino’s archives from the 60s and added a timeless element in his new collection. An important source of inspiration was also Jackie Kennedy, loyal to the house always wearing white and creating a history appearing in the white lace wedding gown.