The Grand Tour that served as the point of departure last September in Paris for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino Spring / Summer 2015 continues apace in the recently released campaign featuring Hedvig Palm and Grace Simmons. Photographed by Michal Pudelka, the campaign has a new, even magical air about it, which has a lot do with its Tuscan location, the beaches and woods of Punta Ala. The fresh, here-to-fore unseen perspective, however is down to the precocious talent of the young Slovakian photographer. “We let [Michal] be free to express his creativity, and we liked his idea of an original, untainted view of beauty,” said Chiuri of Pudelka speaking to WWD this week. That free expression is evident in the rich color palette and languid, dreamlike composition of each and every frame of the campaign.

Credits include: Client, Valentino; Campaign, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring 2015; Design, Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli; Photography, Michal Pudelka; Creative direction, Riccardo Ruini; Styling, Karl Templer at Streeters; Hair, Tomo Jidai at Streeters; Makeup, Petros Petrohilos at Streeters.

Hedvig Palm for Valentino Spring 2015 (Photography: Michal Pudelka)

Hedvig Palm for Valentino Spring 2015 (Photography: Michal Pudelka)