#FashionAwards - @pppiccioli awarded Designer of the Year.
‘If I am reading this speech tonight, it means that dreams can take you in places you have never expected to be.
I have learned to let go, emotions, feelings, thoughts, I have learned to go with the flow, because you can take my breath away, but you can’t take my dreams away.
Because is the way your eyes look at things that can change things.
I don’ t want to forget the kid I was, I don’t want to forget how far I was from all of that, and the enchanted eyes with which I looked at things.
I want to maintain those enchanted eyes, those dreams that took me here, and the idea of that outsider kid that did not fit in any box, but simply loved and needed to dream.
My gratitude tonight goes to the BFC who granted me such and honor, I truly appreciate it.
Thanks to Mr. Valentino and Mr Giammetti and to my Ceo Mr. Stefano Sassi.
I would like to dedicate this award to Simona Benedetta Pietro and Stella who always have been there for me no matter what. To my big family and friends who are always there. To all the dreamimg eyes, to all the outsiders, and to all of those who are far from everything and do not fit in any box, but still love and need to dream.
This award is dedicated to my team, to the people who dream everyday with me and everyday give me their enchanted eyes. You know who you are.
To Franca Sozzani who taught me that everyday life starts all over again, always.
I feel her as she is still here tonight with her pink dress.’