Maison Valentino and Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli strengthen their commitment into fostering Arts and Culture by Valentino On Canvas. For this new project, the brand worked with three internationally renowned painters, Emilio Villalba, Giorgio Celin, and Oh de Laval, giving them complete freedom to create a work reinterpreting the Valentino Garavani One Stud bag from the Valentino Rendez-Vous collection.
“In my paintings, I love to play with clothes. Being from an immigrant/working-class family, I was always very conscious about the power of garments. How you can change people’s perspective of you just from the things you are wearing,” says artist Giorgio Celin, “I was happy to have the opportunity to paint one of my characters in association with a big brand like Valentino and to be the first Colombian to be part of this project.”