Valentino Taps Tim Walker for Fall

For the Red Valentino ad campaign, the photographer captured model Daga against the backdrop a Georgian mansion near London.

An image from the Red Valentino campaign.

A DIFFERENT TAKE: For the first time, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli turned to Tim Walker to photograph the Red Valentino campaign for fall, due to launch Wednesday. Walker captured model Daga against the backdrop of Copped Hall, a Georgian mansion in Epping, near London, infusing the images with fantasy and a dreamlike quality.

“Through his images, Tim Walker captures the romantic fantasy and free spirit of a surreal atmosphere,” the designers stated. “The resulting carefree, highly poetic universe perfectly represents the values of the brand.”

This story first appeared in the September 20, 2011 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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