By  on September 30, 2018

While preparing his spring collection for Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli ruminated on creative freedom. He thought about the early 20th-century artists who populated the Maverick Art Colony in a little place in Upstate New York called Woodstock. That got him thinking about specific creatives and their havens, particularly Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech.

“These people saw certain places as paradise because they couldn’t be free in their own cities,” Piccioli said. “For me, you want to be free to express yourself where you live.”

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