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Valentino Garavani Shoes

Italian, b. 1932

The mononymously known Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani is renowned for his fashion house of romantic styles and feminine shapes that he founded in Rome in 1960. Beautiful Valentino dressesskirts and other apparel captured the hearts of many of Italy’s wealthiest ladies in the couturier’s early days and led to commissions from Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Jayne Wrightsman and others on the international best-dressed list (when it still meant something). They sought out Valentino for gorgeous gownsjackets, elegant daytime wear and even when they needed wedding dresses.

An early fascination with fashion developed when Valentino attended the theater as a child and was dazzled by the evening gowns on stage. While a teenager in Voghera, Lombardy, he studied under Italian designer Ernestina Salvadeo and soon moved to Paris, where he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino spent time apprenticing under haute couturiers Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche, learning how to design and construct high fashion while also thinking about how to strike out on his own.

In 1959, Valentino returned to Italy, and a year later, he opened his own salon, soon joining with longtime professional and personal partner Giancarlo Giammetti. It was located on Rome’s trendy Via Condotti and modeled after the French maisons. One of his earliest clients was Elizabeth Taylor, who discovered Valentino while she was in Rome filming Cleopatra and ordered the white dress that she wore to the premiere of Spartacus.

When the designer launched his first couture line in 1962 with its fiery red colors, it was internationally celebrated, with Valentino soon attiring fashion trendsetters including Princess Margaret and Audrey Hepburn. He formed an especially close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for whom he designed numerous dresses. Luxurious drapery with fine needlework, bold uses of color and dramatic flourishes would define Valentino fashion across the decades.

As a fashion house, Valentino is best known for its signature Valentino Red color, though one of its iconic lines is the monochromatic “no colour” collection for which the designer won the Neiman Marcus Award in 1967. (The collection also debuted his trademark “V.”) The white dresses and beige dresses led to a demand for Valentino wedding gowns, with clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway.

Valentino retired from his fashion empire in 2007, with Alessandra Facchinetti and then the duo Maria Grazia Chiuri (who departed in 2016) and Pierpaolo Piccioli succeeding him as creative directors. But Valentino still steps out of retirement for special occasions, such as designing a wedding gown for Princess Madeleine of Sweden in 2013.

Today, the brand offers a range of collections that include the Valentino Garavani line and REDValentino, a diffusion line that is aimed at a younger audience. The house has expanded far beyond women’s haute couture and prêt-à-porter to encompass various lines of accessories, including shoessunglassesscarves and perfume. 

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Designer: Valentino Garavani
Plastic flip-flop with black lace print and bow Valentino Garavani
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Plastic flip-flop with black lace print and bow . SHOE SIZE 37 (Eu) 6 (US)
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Black leather mix with black patent leather and pearls Valentino Garavani
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black leather mix with black patent leather and pearls with leather bow. SHOE SIZE : 37 (Eu) 6 (US)
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Red lace espadrilles with cord sole Valentino Garavani
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Red lace espadrilles with cord sole. SHOE SIZE : 37 (EU) 6 (US)
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

High heels open-toe pump in gold leather with flat bow Valentino Garavani
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
High heels open-toe pump in gold leather with flat bow . Bi-color and bi-material heels. Heels height : 11,5 cm Inside plateform : 1,5 cm SHOE SIZE : 38
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Black satin high heels sandals with rhinestone bow Valentino Garavani
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black satin high heels sandals with rhinestone bow on a gold metal base. Shoe Size : 38 ( It) 39 (Fr) Heels high = 8 cm
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Valentino Garavani Black Rockstud Cage Flat Sandals
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Krakow, PL
The durable construction of these Valentino sandals makes them ideal to be worn anywhere or even casual outings. They are made in black hue and features the signature rockstud motif ...
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2010s Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani Burgundy Patent Leather Shoes Italian 39 - US 9
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
Valentino Garavani Burgundy Patent Leather Shoes Size: Italian 39 - US 9 Elegant bootie with a heel that measures 4 inches Smooth leather lining, Elasticized front detail, Leather so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Valentino Garavani Boots Men Shoes Size 40EU, 7US, 6UK
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Kaunas, LT
Item for sale is 100% genuine Valentino Garavani Boots Men Shoes Color: Black (An actual color may a bit vary due to individual computer screen interpretati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani 2006 Black Jeweled Shoes Sandals 38.5 + Matching Clutch
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani Black Jeweled Slingback Sandals with Matching Clutch 2006 Collection Black Satin Sandals Finished with Gold Tone Metal Flower Full of Green Crystals, Heel Heig...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani Black Suede Ruffle Embellish Knee Boots Italian 39 - US 9
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
These suede Valentino boots feature a streamlined silhouette, with a textural double-ruffled front. Black suede upper, Two ruffles trim front, To-the-knee shaft, Round toe. Side zip...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani Calf Leather Feather Print Knee Boots Italian 39
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani Leather Feather Print Boots Italian size 39 - US 9 100% Calf Leather, Natural Feather Print, Fully Lined in Leather, Rubber Sole, Heel Height - 3.75 inches Mad...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New VALENTINO GARAVANI Runway Hand-Painted Studded High Heel Sandals 41 - US 11
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani High Heel Embellished Leather Sandals Italian size 41 - US 11 Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were thinking deeply...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani Snake Double Platform Cork Heel Shoes Sandals 39.5 - 9.5
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani Snake Double Platform Shoes Sandals Italian size 39.5 - US 9.5 Brown / Beige Snake Skin, Double Platform - Black Suede ...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino $1745 Lace Crystal Embellished Off-White Platform Pumps It 39.5
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani Lace Embellished Pumps Shoes Designer size 39.5 - US 9.5 Off - White Lace Floral Pattern, Finished with White Sparkle Crystals, Satin Stiletto Heel, Leather In...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani FW 2004 Pearls Crystal Enamel Embellished Sandals 40 - 10
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani Satin Embellished Shoes Sandals F/W 2004 Collection Designer size 40 - US 10 Goldish Tan Color, Satin, Pearl-like and Swarovski Crystals Embellishment, Enamel ...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani Embellished Nude Suede Shoe Sandals It 38 - US 8
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Garavani Embellished Nude Suede Sandals Designer size 38 - US 8 Nude-tone Suede, Gold-tone Embellishment, Double Buckle at Ankle, Leather Sole and Lining. Heel Height -...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Valentino Multi color iridescent flats w/ studs-39
By Valentino Garavani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Valentino Multi color iridescent flats w/ studs-39. These amazing Valentino flats are in excellent condition. They show minimal signs of use. They hav...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

New Valentino Garavani ONE STUD XL Women Sneakers in Pink leather, Size 39
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Paris, IDF
Valentino​ ​Garavani​ ​ONE​ ​STUD​ ​XL​ ​sneakers​ ​for​ ​women​ ​in​ ​nappa​ ​leather Maxi​ ​Stud​ ​22​ ​x​ ​22​ ​mm​ ​semi-matte​ ​finish Valentino​ ​Garavani​ ​logo​ ​silkscreened​ ​on​ ​heel​ ​and​ ​tongue Printed​ ​Maxi​ ​Stud​ ​rubber​ ​platform​ ​sole Maxi​ ​Stud​ ​rubber​ ​outsole Women’s​ ​sneakers...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Valentino Garavani Shoes

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Gladiator 39 PVC Flat Thong Sandals VL-S1009P-A002
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Downey, CA
Here is another amazing collection by Valentino, their signature Gladiator rockstud elegant salmon patent leather sandals with studded gold rockstud on PVC sandals vet fashion forwar...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

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Ultra RARE Vintage CHANEL CC Monogram heels! Autumn/Winter 2000 eu 38.5 us 7.5 - 8 Heel 3.25" These shoes are in VERY good vintage condition. The ...
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PRADA F/W 2021 Runway Platform Boots Miuccia Prada Raf Simmons
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Incredible platform boots from the third collection co-designed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simmons. This Prada Fall Winter 2021 collection was inspired by the idea of change and transf...
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ALBERTA FERRETTI multicolor FLOWER EMBROIDERED Denim Slides Mules Shoes 38
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New Tom Ford for Gucci F/W 2004 GG *Guccissima* Velvet Bamboo Ankle Boots 6.5 B
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Located in Montgomery, TX
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Margiela Tabi Boots Black 1990s Originals size 39 U.K. 6
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Dolce & Gabbana black and gold embroidered silk velvet evening heels, ss 1998
By Dolce & Gabbana
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Dolce & Gabbana black silk evening heels with gold embroidery, silver leather and red velvet interior and buckle fastening on ankle. Spring-Summer 1998 Size: 35.5
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1990s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Garavani Shoes

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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Garavani Shoes

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21st Century and Contemporary French Valentino Garavani Shoes

Open toe high heels red satin sandals with bow Valentino Garavani
By Valentino Garavani
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Open toe high heels red satin sandals with bow. Buckle closure on the top side. Heel's height = 11,5 cm Shoe Size = 38 1/2
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Valentino Red Leather Round Toe Platform Pumps Size 38
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a dash of color to your designer footwear collection with these mesmerizing platform pumps designed by Valentino. With 13 cm slim heels and an upper made with red leather, these ...
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2010s Italian Valentino Garavani Shoes

Valentino Garavani Leather Heels
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Carnate, IT
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Located in Geneva, CH
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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Valentino Garavani shoes available on 1stDibs. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Moschino, Balmain, and Off-White appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Valentino Garavani shoes from top boutiques around the world. Valentino Garavani shoes prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $185 and tops out at $2,396, while the average work can sell for $735.
Questions About Valentino Garavani Shoes
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    No, Valentino and Valentino Garavani are not exactly the same. Valentino is the name of an Italian luxury fashion house. The maker offers both couture and ready-to-wear apparel and accessories under the Valentino label. Valentino Garavani is a diffusion brand offered by Valentino. Its focus is mostly on shoes, handbags and small leather goods. Shop a variety of Valentino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Valentino Garavani is known mononymously as Valentino. He is the Italian fashion designer and founder of Valentino, a high-fashion luxury brand which makes haute couture and ready-to-wear fashions. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Valentino pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The difference between Valentino Garavani and Mario Valentino is that they are two distinct designers who are not affiliated with each other. Valentino Garavani founded the Italian luxury fashion house of Valentino in Rome in 1960. Mario Valentino established his eponymous brand, Mario Valentino, in Naples, Italy, in 1952.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to determine whether your Valentino handbag is real or fake. Authentic Valentino purses will have the same print in the logo as the rivet color, silver with silver and gold with gold. The inner logo inside of the bag will be centered on a red patch and all four sides will be sewn down. Newer bags will also have a serial number that is often found in an inner pocket. Shop a collection of authentic Valentino purses from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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