Valentino

Fashion Designer

Valentino is an Italian fashion house established in 1960 by Valentino Garavani. The Italian fashion designer started his career in Paris in the fifties, assisting a number of designers such as Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche. He later decided to return to Rome to launch the House of Valentino with business partner Giancarlo Giammetti.

Following its debut in Florence in 1962, the Valentino brand is now part of the Valentino Fashion Group, one of the biggest fashion and luxury groups incorporating haute couture, prêt-à-porter, Valentino Uomo, Valentino Roma and REDValentino lines. 

Valentino Garavani has received countless awards including the 1967 Nieman Marcus Prize and was introduced to the French Legion d'Honneur in 2006. In 2008, a retrospective exhibition of his 45-year career was launched in Paris and has since toured the world.

Following Garavani's retirement in 2007, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took over as creative directors. In July 2016, Chiuri announced her departure and Piccioli continued as sole creative director.

Valentino is an Italian fashion house established in 1960 by Valentino Garavani. The Italian fashion designer started his career in Paris in the fifties, assisting a number of designers such as Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche. He later decided to return to Rome to launch the House of Valentino with business partner Giancarlo Giammetti.

Following its debut in Florence in 1962, the Valentino brand is now part of the Valentino Fashion Group, one of the biggest fashion and luxury groups incorporating haute couture, prêt-à-porter, Valentino Uomo, Valentino Roma and REDValentino lines. 

Valentino Garavani has received countless awards including the 1967 Nieman Marcus Prize and was introduced to the French Legion d'Honneur in 2006. In 2008, a retrospective exhibition of his 45-year career was launched in Paris and has since toured the world.

Following Garavani's retirement in 2007, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took over as creative directors. In July 2016, Chiuri announced her departure and Piccioli continued as sole creative director.

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