About the Brand
Valentino Garavani founded his eponymous label in 1960, and together with business partner Giancarlo Giametti, built one of Italy’s most iconic fashion houses. Known for exquisite evening gowns—dressing everyone from Jackie O to Elizabeth Taylor—the brand has expanded its purview in recent years. Valentino retired in 2008, and designers Maria Grazie Chiuri and Pearpaolo Piccoli, both of whom had worked under him for more than 10 years, took the helm as creative directors. The legacy continues to this day.