PFW exclusive: Inside the launch of Valentino's new pop-up boutique

PFW exclusive: Inside the launch of Valentino's new pop-up boutique

Olivia Palermo, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Eleonora Carisi

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Image: Valentino

Prior to unveiling their new seasonal runway show during Paris Fashion Week, Valentino gathered a host of celebrities to celebrate a new pop-up boutique and Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike Bag. Go inside the event now...

In the midst of Paris Fashion Week, Valentino collaborated with the Parisian-based Hotel Costes to launch a new must-see pop-up boutique. To celebrate the duo's first partnership, the Italian maison created a new limited edition of the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike bag — which was also seen in a photographic project, aptly titled Humans of New Yorkwhich comes complete in a rich burgundy red velvet, adorned with platinum hardware details.


Speaking about the launch of the handbag and the pop-up boutique, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli said: ‘The Hotel Costes has been my home away from home for over 15 years — every time I walk inside, the scent, the music, the lighting, the doormen and the ever-present Mr. Costes, always make me feel right at home. This Hotel is one of the most iconic places and dedicating an exclusive Rocktsud Spike Bag for this occasion was a perfect fit for this special 'amitié'!"

To celebrate the opening of the Valentino pop-up store, the maison gathered A-listers including Olivia Palermo, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Veronika Heilbrunner, Lala Rudge, Evangeli Smyrniotaki, Eleonora Carisi and Charlotte Groeneveld, all dressed in the brand's Resort '18 collection

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Pierpaolo Piccioli

Nicole Warne

Eleonora Carisi

Lala Rudge

Gala Gonzales

Tiany Kiriloff

Veronika Heilbrunner

Amanda Shadforth and Evangelie Smyrniotaki

Also, browse through Valentino's Fall/Winter '17 collection showcased during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week