Valentino Garavani

Valentino Garavani. Meet Luxury Fashion in 2023

Valentino Garavani brings timeless glamour to the runway with a new fashion collection. The Unboxing Valentino Collection.

The man behind the company.

The Italian fashion designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, better known by his stage name Valentino, is renowned for his work in the fashion business and his namesake clothing line. He was raised in a middle-class household and was born on May 11, 1932, in Voghera, Italy. Valentino studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and the École des Beaux-Arts because he had a lifelong fascination with fashion.

Valentino Garavani
Valentino at the Cannes Festival

Image source: Georges Biard

Early career

After completing his education, Valentino began working in the fashion industry, starting with an internship at Jean Dessès. He later worked for other fashion houses, including Balenciaga and Guy Laroche, before launching his fashion brand, Valentino, in 1959. The successful brand helped establish Valentino as a prominent figure in the fashion industry.

Julia Roberts wearing a Valentino dress
Julia Roberts wearing a Valentino dress

The Valentino brand success

Numerous customers have embraced Valentino’s designs because of their reputation for beauty and sophistication. He introduced several iconic products, including the “Valentino red” gown and the “butterfly” gown, and his brand became associated with luxury and high-quality craftsmanship. In addition to his work in fashion, Valentino was also involved in other areas of the industry, including fragrances and eyewear.

Jackie Kennedy at the wedding of Aristotle Onassis

Jackie Kennedy wearing a Valentino Gown at her wedding to Aristotle Onassis

Elizabeth Taylor look by Valentino
From Valentino show

source: JD Lasica from Pleasanton, CA, US

Throughout his career, Valentino received numerous accolades and awards for his work in fashion. He received numerous other awards and honors, including the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur from the French government.

Source: Valentino (fashion designer). (2023, January 3). In Wikipedia.

Valentino 1967 Twill dress

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Valentino 1967 Jumpsuit

Valentino had a tremendous career in fashion but also dabbled in other fields, including film and television (The Devil Wears Prada). He appeared in several movies, including “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” a film about his life and career. Valentino was well known for his charitable work and the Accademia Valentino, which helped those with AIDS.

Retirement

At the age of 75, Valentino decided to resign from his role as a Creative Designer in September 2007.

Since 2008, Pierpaolo Piccioli has served as the company’s creative director.

Over the years, the brand has been transferred to many investors, currently held by the Qatari investment organization Mayhoola.

According to the most recent data, the brand’s total sales in 2020 were close to 900 million euros.

source: statista.com

Latest Valentino Garavani Collections

Valentino Garavani PP Pink Collection

Valentino PP Pink Collection
From Valentino PP Pink collection

The newest collection from Valentino for the fall-winter 2022.

The creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli describes it as “narrating absolute individuality.”

Promo picture for the PP event

Valentino Garavani Pink PP #blackedition

Valentino Pink PP #blackedition
Valentino PP Pink #blackedition short dress

Some items from the men’s collection.

Valentino Men jacket

Floral accents can be found on the front and sleeves of this wool and cashmere jacket.

Valentino leather snickers

These Snickers are made from Nappa leather with the one-stud logo and come in 3 colors.

Conclusion

What precisely can you take away from this tale? We think that the following aspects are needed to be successful:

  • Passion for your endeavors
  • Support from parents and friends.
  • A bit of luck
  • Hard work for many years.
  • Brand awareness.

And the final moral for us is:

It all comes down to quality. Even in the midst of the global financial crisis, you can make money selling high-end, pricey goods.

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I am a professional writer, fashion blogger, and owner of the site https://laoutaris.com. As a salesperson for more than 20 years, I have experience of 10 years in the fashion industry. I consider myself a true fashionista. I am writing daily blog articles about fashion, tools and converters, and everything you need to know about the current fashion trends.

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