Pierpaolo Piccioli steps down as artistic director of Valentino

Valentino and Pierpaolo Piccioli are parting ways, according to an announcement made this Friday, March 22. Since 2016, the designer had been solely responsible for creation at the Italian House.

After more than twenty years with the company, Pierpaolo Piccioli, 56, is stepping down as Artistic Director of Valentino. The announcement of his departure comes two days after Dries Van Noten bowed out.


A graduate of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Piccioli began his career with Brunello Cucinelli, before joining Fendi and then Valentino.

A House veteran

A key figure in the revival of the Roman label, this native of the coastal town of Nettuno, on the outskirts of Rome, joined the emblematic founder Valentino Garavani in 1999 to launch the first accessories line in the company of a compatriot he had met eight years earlier at Fendi: Maria Grazia Chiuri.

To continue reading this article, create a free account or log in.

Create your free account

I create my account

Don’t miss out on the latest luxury business news.


Featured Photo: © Valentino

Picture of Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin is a journalist specializing in luxury, HR, tech, retail, and editorial consulting. A graduate of EIML Paris, he has been working in the luxury industry for 9 years. Fond of fashion, Asia, history, and long format, this ex-Welcome To The Jungle and Time To Disrupt likes to analyze the news from a sociological and cultural angle.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Sign up now to receive sneak previews of our programs and articles!

Launch offer:

Your participation in the Camille Fournet Masterclass reserved for annual subscriber !

Luxus Plus Newsletter