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about the creator
Valentino Garavani is 17 years old when he first discovers Paris. He studies design at the school "École de la chambre syndicale de la couture", and takes his first steps with Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche. In 1959, he returns to Italy, wishing to open his own couture house, which he does a year later assisted by Giancarlo Giametti, his life long partner: Valentino is born. Although red is Valentino's favourite colour, he names his 1968 collection "Collection Blanche" and dedicates it to Jackie Kennedy, all-time admirer of his creations. One boutique follows the other: first in Milan in 1969, then in New York, Rome and Tokyo. The brand will launch its ready-to-wear-collections in 1975, and will take its first steps at the Paris Fashion Week. Valentino s modern collections include dresses with remarkable prints or recognizable details such as golden pyramidal studs, which can be found adorning the pieces of the Rockstud collection, such as bags, small leather goods and shoes. The brand keeps innovating with its creations, one of the last being Guitar Straps, which will give an original personal touch to your bags. Even if its founder decided to step back in 2008, Valentino gracefully represents outstanding quality made in Italy. Discover our online selection of dresses, shoes and other indispensable accessories designed by Valentino.