By  on November 5, 2019

Over the years, Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has “learned to become less thoughtful and more intuitive,” following his own vision. This has served him well, as the designer has carved out his own path in the industry, breaking new ground and becoming an inspiration, which led to being the recipient of the first WWD Womenswear Designer of the Year Honor.

In a conversation with WWD executive editor Bridget Foley, Piccioli spoke about his learning curve, how “dreams help make a better reality,” how he likes to see couture on the street and on real people, and what working with Naomi is really like.

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