Valentino was founded in 1960 when Garavani opened a fashion house on Via Condotti in Rome, Italy with the backing of his father and his father's associate Giancarlo Giammetti.
The story begins with Valentino Garavani, who started his fashion career at a young age as an apprentice for local designers. Training at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris, he worked for Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche before opening his own fashion house on Via Condotti, Rome, in 1959. He received the honor of the designer’s launch into international stardom in 1962, when Valentino made its debut at the Pitti Palace in Florence.
Valentino quickly became known for its haute couture, glamorous red dresses, attracting the attention of women all over the world.
Now Valentino has keep being evoluted with breathing new life into the brand, reinventing and modernising it for the new generation with the same glamour and elegance on a more subtle level.