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Fashion Film: Of Grace And Light

by Nick Knight, Britt Lloyd on 21 July 2020

'Pierpaolo [Piccioli] sees this as a Renaissance for fashion. Fashion designers are at the vanguard of creativity, and the catwalk show format has been the same for 50 years. Now they have been freed from old structures and ways of presenting their collections, it's a new way to work and they are excited by the creative possibilities of it' Nick Knight.

Of Grace And Light, directed by Nick Knight, and edited and filmed by Britt Lloyd, celebrates the imagination of fashion and new beginnings for Valentino. Featuring a haunting soundtrack by FKA Twigs, physical and digital realities co-exist as 15 giant dresses up to 20ft long float through the air, worn by models and trapeze artists alike. Coloured and ornamented by digital projections of images of nature, the dresses are then unveiled in tableau, and revealed to be made all in white- a marker of infinite possibilities.

'Pierpaolo [Piccioli] sees this as a Renaissance for fashion. Fashion designers are at the vanguard of creativity, and the catwalk show format has been the same for 50 years. Now they have been freed from old structures and ways of presenting their collections, it's a new way to work and they are excited by the creative possibilities of it' Nick Knight.

Direction:
Creative Direction:
Pierpaolo Piccioli
Chief Brand Officer:
Alessio Vannetti
Design Director Valentino Haute Couture:
Yvann Misplaere
Valentino Global Communication, Events and Celebrities Director:
Francesca Nardi
Valentino Director of Events:
Maria Laura Elli
Models:
Mariacarla Boscono, Ana Jorge, Blesnya Minher, Penelope Ternes, Kiki Willems, Mika Schneider
Performance:
Erika Lemay, Laetitia Bouffard-Roupe, Celine Miriam-Marthe Rose, Stefano Pribaz, Yammel Rodriguez
Choreography:
Roger Robinson
Stunt Coordination:
Andrew Jdanov
Styling:
Hair:
Kim Rance
Make-up:
Jennifer Bradburn
Nails:
Laura Grieco
Film Edit and Camera:
Director of Photography:
Andrea Arnone
Camera Operation:
Eric Biglietto
Set Design:
Graphic Design:
Title Design:
Music:
FKA Twigs, Nicolas Jaar
DIT:
Gastone Ferrante
Technical Supervision:
Carlo Sgambato, Massimo Romualdo, Nati Carboni
Producer to Nick Knight:
Executive Producer:
Emanuele Mascioni
Producer:
Cristina Paternuosto
Event Production:
La Mode en Images
Local Production:
MAI
Photographic Assistance:
Camera Assistance:
Alias Gallione, Alberto Viscardi, Emanuele Leurini
Direction Assistance:
Marcello Calvesi, Matilde Composta
Make-up Assistance:
Clara Spadoni, Daniele Peluso
Hair Assistance:
Antonia Ninni, Cosimo Bellomo
Digital Post Production:
Loic Maes
Projectors:
Luciano Mandatori, Emiliano Santese
VTR:
David Giorgio
SFX:
Pasquale Catalano, Andrea Luciani
Gaffer:
Daniele Cafolla, Paolo Iacobucci, Luca De Santis, Fabio Cafolla, Antonio D’Arienzo
Grip:
Paolo Tiberti, Roberto Borbona, Kristian Tiberti, Aldo Napoleoni, Massimo Rinella, Pietro Tiberti
Rigger:
Massimiliano Bagnaia, Simone Ranieri
Runner:
Victoria Pungatori, Margherita Giorgi
Special Thanks To:
Flora Starkey, for the use of her flower footage

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