Valentino designer Piccioli leaves after 25 years.    

Pierpaolo Piccioli, who had served as the creative director of Valentino for a quarter of a century, made the announcement, on Friday, that he would be leaving the illustrious Italian fashion business.

Piccioli expressed his gratitude to Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti, the co-founders of the company, as well as the team that contributed to the success of the brand during his tenure. Within an emotional message that was posted on Instagram, Piccioli reflected on his 25-year stint with the brand.

The departure of the designer, who is well-known for imbuing Valentino with modern romance and daring inventiveness, comes at a time when the business is getting ready to introduce a "new creative organization."

Piccioli began her career at Valentino in 1999, working alongside Maria Grazia Chiuri as an accessories designer. In 2008, she was promoted to the position of co-creative director. 

The year 2016 marked the beginning of Piccioli's solitary reign, which coincided with Chiuri's move to Dior. This period was characterized by a significant impact on Valentino's style and the global brand image.

Piccioli, who was born in Nettuno and received his education in literature from Rome University, began his career in the fashion industry by completing an internship at Brunello Cucinelli. Subsequently, he moved on to a highly influential position at Fendi, where he worked alongside Chiuri. 

heir cooperation proved to be crucial, driving Valentino into a new age where traditional charm met contemporary edge. This transformation was exemplified by the introduction of the Rockstud symbol, which has since become legendary.

When Piccioli leaves Valentino, it marks the conclusion of a chapter in the company's history. An statement made by Valentino on the establishment of an upcoming "new creative organization" to usher in a new and creative vision for the future of the company is being watched by the fashion industry.

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