10 of Pierpaolo Piccioli's Best Moments at Valentino Over the Years

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On March 22, it was announced that Pierpaolo Piccioli would be leaving his role as creative director of Valentino. Piccioli, who has been with Valentino for 25 years, has held the title of creative director since 2008. Back then, he shared the role with Maria Grazia Chiuri. When Chiuri left for Dior in 2016, Piccioli took over as the sole creative director until now.

Throughout all these years at Valentino, Piccioli’s work has had immeasurable influence on the fashion world and culture as a whole. From PP pink to sheer, there have been countless trends bolstered by his impact. His work has led to unforgettable runway, red carpet, street style, and also wedding moments.

As we say goodbye to an era, we’re revisiting some of the most iconic moments that Pierpaolo Piccioli gave us during his time at Valentino!

Son Yejin’s Wedding Dress

In 2022, Son Yejin and Hyun Bin, the couple that captured our hearts both on and off the screen, got married with a private, intimate wedding. One of the sneak peaks we did get of the big day included Son's gorgeous Valentino dress.

Zendaya’s Emmys Dress Made in One Week

For Zendaya's historic Emmys run, her stylist Law Roach literally dreamed of her dress and called the Valentino team. They turned the dress around in just one week. Read all the details about this iconic last-minute look here!

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74th Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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Zendaya as the Face of Valentino

Over the years, Zendaya and Valentino have proven to be an iconic partnership. We've seen Zendaya wear so many unforgettable Valentino looks since Piccioli selected her to be a face of the brand.

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93rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover In the Smithsonian

That wasn't the first time Valentino was part of history. In 2019, the September 2018 Vogue cover of Beyoncé wearing Valentino was put on display at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Beyoncé’s PP Pink Renaissance Tour Bodysuit

Speaking of Beyoncé and Valentino moments, the Renaissance Tour was full of custom looks designed for Beyoncé, including the iconic PP Pink and silver bodysuits from Valentino. They were truly a match made in heaven!

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Kevin Mazur//WireImage for Parkwood

The "Of Grace and Light" Couture Show

Piccioli reminded us that fashion is indeed an art with this awe-inspiring show. Relive all the details here!

Kaia Gerber’s Fall-Winter 2018 Runway Look

This head-turning pink feathered gown worn by Kaia Gerber on the Valentino runway at Paris Fashion Week fall-winter 2018 was the moment and set the path for PP pink to take wings (and feathers). Understandably, Lady Gaga chose to wear this look the the premiere of her film A Star Is Born.

<h1 class="title">Valentino : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019</h1><cite class="credit">Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images</cite>

Valentino : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019

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Rihanna’s Valentino Bridal at the Met Gala 2023

Even though Rihanna arrived fashionably late to the Met Gala, it was totally worth the wait. Her Valentino bridal gown was so stunning that it landed on our best dressed list.

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The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

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BTS’ Suga as Valentino’s Brand Ambassador

Valentino's partnership with Suga of BTS was groundbreaking for a multitude of reasons, and it also hallmarked many memorable moments, from courtside looks to tour outfits.

<h1 class="title">Valentino : Photocall - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023</h1><cite class="credit">Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images</cite>

Valentino : Photocall - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023

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PP Pink Becomes Margot Robbie’s Barbie Pink

In a full circle moment, Margot Robbie wore a custom Valentino dress in the iconic PP pink hue for the Barbie press tour. The look was totally Malibu Barbie, and the run would have been totally incomplete without it.

<h1 class="title">Press Junket And Photo Call For "Barbie"</h1><cite class="credit">Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images</cite>

Press Junket And Photo Call For "Barbie"

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Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue

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