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Valentino Miss V

Italian

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. Today, the brand's popular collections include the Valentino Garavani line, Miss V and REDValentino, a diffusion line that is aimed at a younger audience. 

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. In the late 1960s, Valentino launched Miss V, a ready-to-wear line for women. It was soon followed by the house's first menswear collection.

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.

Valentino 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 Miss V
Valentino 80s cotton skirt
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Basaluzzo, IT
Valentino 80s cotton skirt, asymmetrical flared shape, raw cut at bottom. Dead stock, new never used Waistband with zipper closure and 3 buttons Size indicated 46 fit small, Lisa and...
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1980s European Valentino Miss V

Black sleeveless cocktail dress with embroideries Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black sleeveless cocktail dress with embroideries. Fabric composition: 73% cotton, 27% silk. Zip on the left side. SIZE : M
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Miss V

Vintage Valentino Miss V Multicolour Silk Blouse with Interesting Collar.
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in London, GB
A wonderful vintage silk blouse by Valentino , Miss V line. The blouse is in a great mix of colours , blue, grey and yellow and has an interesting collar design. It is in a super sof...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Gold lurex jersey top Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Gold lurex knit top. Shoulder pads. Fabric composition: 84% rayon, 16% polyester SIZE 44( It 10 (Us)
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Blue Silk Polka Dot Vintage Blouse 90s
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Valentino Miss V vintage 90s blouse, tone on tone polka dot print, blue color, zipper closure on the chest. The designer's initials are embroidered...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Navy blue blouse with see-through lace insert Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Navy blue blouse with see-through lace insert and mother-of-pearl buttons. SIZE 42 It / 38 Fr/ 8 US
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino 1990s Size 4 Lipstick Red Linen + Rayon Halter Criss Cross 90s Dress
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic mid 90s VALENTINO ‘ Miss V ‘ signature lipstick red halter cross-cross Rayon ( 90% ) and Linen ( 10%) dress ! Features a halter neckline for support...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Burgundy cocktail dress with leather belt Valentino Miss V NEW with tag
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Burgundy cocktail dress with black ribbons piping and leather belt. Shoulder-pad. Fabric composition: 70% acetate, 30% silk. Lining: 63% acetate, 37% rayon. New with tag. Zip in th...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Blue tweed jacket and dress ensemble with satin edge Valentino Miss V
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Blue tweed jacket and dress ensemble with satin edge. Fabric composition: 89% wool, 11% polyamide. Lining: 63% acetate, 37% rayon. Shoulder ...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

1990s Valentino Miss V Double Ply Lambswool Navy Sweater
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Miami, FL
1990's Valentino Miss V navy lambswool and angora wool sweater. A doubly ply knit with red detailing around the collar with 3 red acrylic buttons and red detailing on the inside lay...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Black and gold lurex cocktail dress with ruffles Valentino Miss V NEW with tag
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black and gold lurex cocktail dress with ruffles. Rhinestone buttons in the middle back. Fabric belt. Elastic wait. Fabric composition: 75% silk, 25% nylon. Lining: Cupro. Velvet col...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Vintage Valentino Animal Print Silk Blouse
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in London, GB
A chic and easy to wear vintage silk blouse from Valentino. The blouse is in an attractive animal print and has a button back, single button cuff, and fold at the front. Italian size...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Vintage Valentino navy silk pullover blouse, Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous vintage c1980s Valentino Miss V navy blue crepe Silk blouse. It has a lovely nautical vibe to it in a pullover style with a knitted waistband and short sleeves. It has b...
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Late 20th Century British Valentino Miss V

1980s Valentino Miss V Vintage Midi Dress
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Kingston, NY
Valentino Miss V blue wool and black velvet midi dress EU 46 US 12
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Ivory skirt suit with off-white passementerie bands Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Ivory skirt suit with off-white passementerie bands. NEW with tag. Extra buttons provided. SIZE 14 US
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Miss V

Red crêpe cocktail dress with gold metal "V" on both pockets Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Red crêpe cocktail dress with gold metal "V" on both pockets. Silk lining. Size 46 (It) 42 (Fr) 12 (Us)
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Long dress in silk chiffon with leopard print Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Long dress in silk chiffon with leopard print.Polyester lining SIZE 8 US
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2010s Italian Valentino Miss V

Beige dress with cotton lace on the side Valentino Miss V NEW
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Beige dress with cotton lace on the side and decorative buttons. Shoulders pads. Zip in the middle back. Polyester lining. NEW ( extra button provide) S...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Italy Miss V Vintage Black & White Animal Silk Print Blouse NWT Size 8
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful vintage but NWT black & white leopard silk blouse by Miss V for Valentino. Made in Italy, this blouse is so amazing. Black jet buttons comp...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Vintage Valentino Wool Jacket
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in London, GB
A great vintage jacket for Fall / Winter by Valentino, Miss V. The jacket has a cut away collar, a four button front opening, four pockets and a two button cuff. It is fully lined. ...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Navy blue wool dress with mother-of-pearls buttons Valentino Miss V
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Navy blue wool dress with mother-of-pearls buttons. SIZE 8 (M)
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Houndstooth Blazer
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in New York, NY
Valentino Houndstooth Lambswool Blazer with puff sleeves, double breasted styling with a slim, straight cut and small side slits. A great classic jacket staple in taupey camel and bl...
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1980s Valentino Miss V

Valentino Blue Yellow Alpaca Wool Check Double Breasted Coat
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Valentino Miss V 90s vintage women's coat. Double-breasted blue and yellow with checked pattern. Closure with large gold-colored buttons. Pockets on the hips. Fabric 70% alpaca, 30% ...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Blue Linen Blazer for Women by Valentino Miss V, Made in Italy
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful women's linen jacket by Valentino Miss V. The jacket is made of a very fresh linen, the cut is classic but this jacket is also perfect on a sporty outfit. Deep neckline wit...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Brown Red Leayher Heel Shoes Decollete 80s
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Valentino Garavani Miss V vintage 80s women's shoes. Brown and red decollete, ankle strap closure, 100% leather. Made in Italy. New without tag. Siz...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Black Long Sleeve Crêpe Back-Button Peplum Shift Dress - L, 1980s
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Tucson, AZ
Searching for a failsafe day dress that can take you from conference to cocktails? Look no further: with just enough feminine details (like back buttons and a half peplum) to make yo...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

1980s Valentino Miss V Red Tie Back Jacket
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chic double breasted light weight wool red jacket from the Miss V line by Valentino from the 1980s. The bright red fabric is accented with crisp white buttons down the front and a no...
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1980s French Valentino Miss V

A Vintage 1990s navy polka dot silk blouse by Valentino
By Valentino Miss V, Valentino
Located in London, GB
A chic silk blouse by Valentino. The blouse has long sleeves with a single button cuff, and a button opening at the back. The silk has blue dots in the background with yellow and wh...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Light Blue Wool Skirt Suit 1990s
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Valentino Boutique vintage 80s outfit. Light blue jacket and skirt with white details, clip closure and logo buttons on the sleeves. Pencil skirt, ...
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1990s Italian Valentino Miss V

Gold brocade and black velvet evening skirt suit Valentino Miss V NEW
By Valentino Miss V, Miss V
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Gold brocade with pattern and black velvet evening skirt suit. brocade composition: 37% silk,20% acrylic, 21% acetate, 13% polyester. Velvet composition: 68% rayon, 32% cupro. Linin...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

1980s Valentino Miss V Multicolour Floral Silk Jacquard 2-piece Ensemble
By Valentino Miss V, Valentino
Located in TARRAGONA, ES
Vintage 80s Valentino Miss V multicolour floral silk two-piece ensemble of a single-breasted blazer and a blouse with bijou buttons and bow details. N...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Vintage Valentino Navy Blue Jacket
By Valentino, Valentino Miss V
Located in London, GB
A great vintage wool jacket by Valentino, Miss V line. The jacket has a four button opening, elastic gathering on both sides and is fully lined.
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

1980s Valentino Miss V Oversized Black Jacket With Gold Buttons
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980s Valentino 'Miss V' collection oversized black wool gabardine jacket with front patch pockets and gold buttons. Slits at the side and buttons on the cuffs. In beautiful conditio...
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1980s Italian Valentino Miss V

Valentino Miss V fashion for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Valentino Miss V fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, orange and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Laura Biagiotti, Genny, and Golden Goose appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Valentino Miss V fashion from top boutiques around the world. Valentino Miss V fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $126 and tops out at $1,671, while the average work can sell for $408.

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