You appeared at the door
in a red dress
to tell me you are fire
that consumes and relights
12 settembre 1966
At the moment there are no victims in the clash between Dior and Valentino Spring Summer 2017 fashion shows.
The War of the Roses between the former creative duo of Valentino ended with peace by both sides. On the one hand Maria Grazia Chiuri, strong woman, at the helm of Christian Dior; on the other, the pater familias Pierpaolo Piccioli, so sweet as determined, and now the only successor of Valentino Garavani.
The ugly truth of New York Fashion Week is that if you don’t want to get bored or to yawn in front of the runways you should only look at those key players in the fashion industry that in a few seasons gained a following even outside the circles of the European pseudo-intellectual journalists.
Unfortunately the “old” big names of American fashion are just able to propose clothes with silhouettes inspired to the ’90s, covered with flowers or made with shiny fabrics that worst commentators and bloggers usually define as “dreamy”; but people are more interested in outsider designers, so: who are they?