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Valentino

Italian, b. 1932

The mononymously known Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (b. 1932) is renowned for his fashion house of romantic styles and feminine shapes that he founded in Rome in 1960. Valentino dresses, skirts 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 gowns, jackets, 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
Valentino Garavani 'V' Logo Loco Shoulder Bag
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
Valentino Garavani 'V' Logo Loco Shoulder Bag Bright yellow shoulder bag crafted in calfskin and designed with signature 'V' logo detail to the front. Featuring detachable top hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

1990S Valentino Dark Chocolate Brown Silk Taffeta Strapless Gown Runway Sample
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
This gown was a runway sample and retains the original style number tag hand written inside the bodice of the dress. Not in mint condition but is in very good wearable condition. 19...
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1990s Valentino

Rare 1974 Valentino Haute Couture Pale-Pink Beaded Crystal Silk Winged Cape Gown
By Valentino, Valentino Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A totally glamorous and ultra rare Valentino haute couture ballerina slipper pink silk beaded crystal gown dating back to his 1974 spring-summer collection. For over forty years, Val...
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1970s Italian Valentino

VALENTINO yellow silk 2023 CAPE-EFFECT CREPE MIDI Dress 40 S
By Valentino
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Valentino pleated midi dress in chartreuse yellow crepe silk (100%). Features a cape-effect overlay that falls over the shoulders and flows beautifully as you walk. Op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

Valentino S/S 06 pink yellow rose print floral one shoulder gown train dress
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
LOVE LALI VINTAGE Such a dreamy and romantic gown from Valentino S/S 2006, featuring as look 63 on the runway in yellow Composed of silk chiffon layers that cut on the bias The unde...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino

Valentino Black Leather Large Roman Stud Shoulder Bag
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Structured, sophisticated, and stylish are some words that describe this shoulder bag! Crafted from the best quality material, the creation is adorned with the label's signature appe...
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2010s Valentino

Valentino Yellow Leather One Stud Chain Bag
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Functional and stylish, this designer label's collections capture the effortless, elegant finesse of the modern woman. Crafted from quality materials, this chic bag is easy to carry ...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Valentino S/S 1995 Pink sequined four pieces set
By Valentino
Located in Milano, IT
- Valentino Pink sequined set designed by Valentino Garavani - Sold by Skof.Archive - Spring-Summer 1995 - Pink fully sequined cardigan - Collarless - F...
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1990s Italian Valentino

Valentino Burgundy Leather Small Roman Stud Top Handle Bag
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Valentino top handle bag epitomizes timeless elegance. Crafted from luxurious leather, and adorned with exquisite Roman stud detailing, this sophisticated accessory seamlessly bl...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Valentino Brown Cotton Blend Micro Faille Plisse Dress S
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Experience the joy of expert tailoring with this designer dress for women. Meticulously made, it offers a flawless fit and luxe details, ensuring unmatched comfort. This beautiful cr...
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2010s Italian Valentino

VALENTINO Size 12 White Polyamide See Through Bow Blouse
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
VALENTINO blouse comes in a white mesh material featuring an oversized fit, embroidery crystals, see through style, neck tie and a button up closure. Made in Italy. Excellent Pre-Own...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

Valentino wedding ivory strapless fitted bodice bow back silk train gown dress S
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
LOVE LALI Vintage A beautifully minimalist wedding gown by Valentino, simple and elegant. Ivory strapless dress in silk that has slight stretch ...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Valentino Skirt Haute Couture with Sequins and Lurex Yarns
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Haute Couture skirt in silk taffeta and silk muslin entirely sewn with sequins and lurex yarns. No size nor composition label, it fits a 38FR. Additional information: Co...
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1980s European Valentino

Valentino Set Haute Couture Pleated Skirt in Silk Crepe
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Set Haute Couture composed of a top entirely embroidered with pearls and sequins, and a pleated skirt in silk crepe. No size indicated, it fits a 36FR. Additional inform...
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1980s Valentino

rare VALENTINO PP Pink wool feather embellished mixed cable knit sweater XS
By Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
rare VALENTINO PP Pink wool feather embellished mixed cable knit sweater XS Reference: AAWC/A00655 Brand: Valentino Designer: Pier Paolo Piccioli Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino

Valentino Haute Couture Jacket Entirely Embroidered
By Valentino, Valentino Couture
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Haute Couture jacket entirely embroidered with sequins and lurex yarns. No size indicated, it fits a 38FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensi...
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1980s European Valentino

Valentino Black Leather V Ring Large Tote
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to bag is evident. Minimal wear to the front, back, base corners and lining with scratches and abrasions to the leather. Marks are seem on the li...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino

Valentino 98 Vintage black embellished tassel backless sequin maxi dress gown
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
LOVE LALI Vintage An incredibly rare black embellished gown from Valentino Spring/Summer 1998 Beautiful fine silk crepe that is cut on the bias...
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1990s Italian Valentino

Valentino Set Couture Dress in Green-Tone Silk, 1990s
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Set composed of a bolero and a dress in green-tone silk. The top of the dress is entirely embroidered with pearls, sequins, and golden lurex yarns. No size indicated, it ...
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20th Century Valentino

VALENTINO Size 6 Navy Embroidered Butterfly Cotton Sherling Collar Jacket
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
VALENTINO jacket comes in a navy cotton with a embroidered butterfly details featuring a shearling liner, shearling collar, side slits, contrast stitching, gold tone hardware, flap p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

VALENTINO 2023 cream silver wool sequin logo embellished cardigan IT36 S
By Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO 2023 cream silver wool sequin logo embellished cardigan IT36 S Reference: AAWC/A00622 Brand: Valentino Designer: Pier Paolo Piccioli Collection: 2023 Material: Wool, Blend ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino

Valentino Pink Leather Micro One Stud Chain Bag
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Statement-making and chic are some words that describe this bag! Crafted meticulously, the creation is equipped with a well-spaced interior and an easy-to-carry experience. Carry it ...
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2010s Italian Valentino

VALENTINO Size 10 Black Shiny Lamb Shearling Coat
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
VALENTINO coat comes in a black shiny lamb shearling featuring a large lapel, flap pockets, fur trim, and a hook & eye closure. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

Valentino Blake Lively Fall 2015 Runway Size 2 Lace Wool Patchwork Jacket Coat
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
VALENTINO Fall / Winter 2015 Runway lace embroidered patchwork wool jacket ! Blake Lively wore the same coat to an event in 2015 to promote her film, “Ade...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Valentino Yellow Faille Open Back Maxi Dress M
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Valentino maxi dress is a fashionable and versatile piece that exudes elegance and comfort. With its long silhouette, it provides a flattering and feminine look. Designed with c...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Valentino Leopard Jacquard Metallic Peplum Hem Coat Size L
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to coat is evident. Minimal wear to the front button placket between the fourth and fifth button with the unthreading of the join on this used Va...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino

Valentino 1960s costume made silk lilac kaftan dress flower embellished train
By Valentino
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
Spectacular vintage 1960s Valentino design lilac silk chiffon kaftan dress. This dress is stunning and would make an amazing wedding piece for th...
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1960s Italian Valentino

Valentino Elegant Short Satin Jacket
By Valentino
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous silk satin short bolero designed by Valentino in the 1990s, made in Italy. ORIGINAL LABEL. The jacket is made of brown satin, very elegant. It has a very wide stand-up colla...
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1990s Italian Valentino

Valentino Crocodile Skin Va-Va-Voom Handbag
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
Valentino Crocodile Skin Va-Va-Voom Handbag Dusky pink exotic skin handbag, with champagne gold hardware. Signature pyramid stud trim with hand he...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

VALENTINO Boutique A/W 2000 Black Metallic Sequin Knit Scoop Neck Top
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in Thiensville, WI
Valentino Boutique Autumn/Winter 2000 black metallic sequin knit scoop neck top designed by Valentino Garavani. Black semi-sheer knit with all over sequin clusters. 3/4 length sleeve...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino

1991 Valentino Boutique Black Lace Dress S
By Valentino
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Spectacular dress by Valentino Boutique Year 1991 Incredible construction of lace and 7 different tulle flounces Black color Velvet bustier Two cen...
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1990s Italian Valentino

Valentino 2000s Size 6 Black Silk Lace Cut-Out Sequin Evening Gown Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy, yet classic early 2000s VALENTINO black silk and lace cut-out evening gown ! Features a tailored bodice with black lace sequin cut-out detail with rhinestone encrusted buckle a...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino

Valentino Haute Couture Cotton & Guipure Maxi Dress
By Valentino
Located in Geneva, CH
A ravishing and romantic piece of Valentino haute couture dating from the 70's. The short sleeved see-through guipure and cotton dress features...
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1970s Italian Valentino

Valentino black see through jacket
By Valentino
Located in Capri, IT
Valentino black see through jacket totally made in italy in size M
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino

80s Valentino Black Velvet Column Gown with Rouched Cream Bodice
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Valentino Black Velvet Column Gown with Rouched Cream Bodice. Structured interior bodice with boning and hook and eye closure. Zips up the b...
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1990s Valentino

Valentino Lace Dress
By Valentino
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
Valentino blush pink lace dress with lace applique throughout. Draped open back with crossover surplice skirt. Button snap closure. New with tags, but mi...
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2010s Valentino

Pelliccia Valentino nuova con cartellino
By Valentino
Located in Basaluzzo, IT
Cappotto in pelliccia d’agnello Valentino, nuova con Cartellino. Taglia 42, cintura in vita Ampio collo a scialle in volpe Il suo colore la rende adatta a tutti gli outfit E' un c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino

VALENTINO pink leather CRYSTAL EMBELLISHED GLAM LOCK SMALL FLAP Bag Powder
By Valentino
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel 2016 Coco Handle Small Flap bag in dark green python. Opens with a gunmetal CC turn-lock to a dark green lambskin lined interio...
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2010s French Valentino

Rare Valentino Garavani B-Rockstud Leather Crossbody Bag Snakeskin Fur
By Valentino
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Do not miss out on this incredibly rare Valentino Garavani B-Rockstud leather crossbody bag in this unique rendition featuring fur and python patchwork!...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Valentino "Limited Edition" Beautifully Detailed Embellished Silk Chiffon Scarf
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Valentino's "Limited Edition"elegantly and wonderfully detailed embellished Valentino chiffon scarf has combinations of silk embroidery with micro se...
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1990s Italian Valentino

Gilet in visone Valentino nuovo con cartellino
By Valentino
Located in Basaluzzo, IT
Smanicato in visone americano Valentino con inserti in pizzo. Nuovo con cartellino morbido e leggero può essere indossato sopra una giacca o semplicemente con un top. Le linee oriz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

VALENTINO black PERSIAN LAMB FUR CROPPED Jacket 40 M
By Valentino
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Valentino military style jacket in black persian lamb fur. With flat collar, detachable neck band, epaulettes, raglan sleeves, two diagonal pockets on the front sides,...
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2010s Valentino

Valentino White Roman Stud Gold Chain Crossbody 1VAL0407C
By Valentino
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 9 " Width: 3" Height: 7" Shoulder Handle Drop: 24" Handle Drop: 3" OVERALL LIKE NEW CONDITION ( 9.75/10 or SA ) Accessories: Dust Bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

Valentino Navy Blue Quilted Roman Stud Crossbody GHW Chain 2VAL0407C
By Valentino
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 9.5" Width: 3" Height: 7" Shoulder Handle Drop: 24" Handle Drop: 3" OVERALL NEW CONDITION ( 10/10 or N ) Accessories: Tags, Dust Ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

Valentino Blue Leather C-Rockee Fringe Tote
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every modern-day wardrobe needs a Valentino tote like this. Get this beautiful leather bag featuring a lovely touch of fringe details covered with the signature Rockstuds. It is comp...
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2010s Italian Valentino

Brown Valentino Knee-High Snakeskin Boots Size 39
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Brown knee-high heeled snakeskin boots by Valentino. Stacked heels. 14.75" shaft height, 4" heel height. Designer Size: 39 US Recommended Size: 9
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21st Century and Contemporary European Valentino

Valentino Yellow Silk Dress
By Valentino
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous yellow fine silk knit dress by Valentino. It is semi fitted, sleeveless with a V neckline and ruched panels across the bust and hips. The skirt is full and slightly longer...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino

Valentino Runway Bare Shoulder Full Train Dress Gown new!
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Valentino cornflower blue elasticized bare shoulders evening dress. One of the "must have" styles from Valentino's Spring collection. Sold out. Features eye catching silhouette...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

VALENTINO blue denim CAMUBUTTERFLY ANKLE STRAP Espadrilles Shoes 38
By Valentino
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Valentino Rockstud Camubutterfly ankle-strap espadrilles in light blue denim with blue leather trim. The canvas is embellished with white and blue butterfly embroider...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

VALENTINO burgundy leather ROCKSTUD ANKLE STRAP Ballet Shoes 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Valentino Rockstud pointed-toe ballet flats in grained burgundy leather adorned with signature gold-tone Rockstud detailing and buckled ankle straps. Have been worn an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino

Valentino Black Rubber Rockstud Flat Slides Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Enhance your casual looks with a touch of high style with these designer slides. Rendered in quality material with a lovely hue adorning its expanse, this pair is a must-have!
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2010s Valentino

Valentino Beige Leather Bow Platform Slingback Sandals Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Valentino

Valentino Silver/Beige Leather Rockstud Mules Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A perfect blend of luxury, style, and comfort, these designer mules are made using quality materials and frame your feet in the most elegant way. They can be paired with a host of ou...
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2010s Valentino

Valentino Pink Satin Feather Embellished Ankle Strap Sandals Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Valentino

Valentino Red Straw Hat
By Valentino
Located in Alford, MA
Valentino red straw hat, the deep back tapering towards the front, where it is creased in the middle and held with a straw knot and tie. The straw is worked in concentric circles and...
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Late 20th Century Italian Valentino

VALENTINO white silk 2016 FANTASTICAL ANIMAL T-Shirt Shirt L
By Valentino
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Valentino Fantastical Animal T-shirt in white and multicolor silk (100%). Features a round neck. Has been worn and is in excellent condition. 2016 Resort Measurement...
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2010s French Valentino

Valentino Pink Leather Soul Rockstud Flat Slides Size 39
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A perfect blend of luxury, style, and comfort, these designer flats are made using quality materials and frame your feet in the most refined way. They can be paired with a host of ou...
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2010s Valentino

Valentino Beige Patent Leather Platform Pumps Size 38
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complement your well-put-together outfit with these shoes by Valentino. Simple and classy, they have an amazing construction for enduring quality and comfortable fit.
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2010s Valentino

Valentino fashion for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Valentino 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, pink, blue and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Fendi, Moschino, and Prada appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Valentino fashion from top boutiques around the world. Valentino fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $74 and tops out at $28,995, while the average work can sell for $637.
Questions About Valentino
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Valentino, the Italian luxury brand, is 61 years old and was founded in 1960. Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavan, the founder of Valentino, is 89 years old and was born 1932. Valentino clothing and accessories are available directly through Valentino’s website or boutiques as well as through selected authorized sellers, such as 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    No, REDValentino and Valentino are not exactly the same. Both luxury fashion lines have been under the umbrella of the Italian house of Valentino, but they are distinct from one another. Valentino is the main luxury collection, while REDValentino was a diffusion line launched in 2003 to produce fashions that appeal to a younger demographic of women. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of Valentino apparel and accessories.
  • 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 ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    No, Mario Valentino is not the same as Valentino — Mario Valentino was a Naples, Italy-born shoe designer who eventually expanded his offerings to include handbags, jackets and other apparel in the 1960s, while Valentino Garavani, who is mostly known simply as “Valentino,” is a fashion designer originally from Lombardy, Italy. Other than the Valentino line, the latter’s collections include Valentino Roma, R.E.D. Valentino and more.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Valentino was founded in 1960. Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani established the Italian fashion house in Rome. 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. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Valentino apparel and accessories.
  • 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 ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Valentino is known for a few things. 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 the "V" trademark. The white dresses and beige dresses led to a demand for Valentino wedding gowns, with clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway. Founder Valentino Garavani is famous for his womenswear featuring romantic styles and feminine shapes. Valentino dresses, skirts 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. They sought out Valentino for gorgeous gowns, jackets, elegant daytime wear and even, when needed, wedding dresses. Shop a collection of Valentino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    What Valentino Red is depends on the context. If it's referring to the color of the garment, the term is the name for a proprietary shade of red that is recognized by Pantone and is a blend of 100% yellow, 100% magenta and 10% black. Red Valentino is also the name of a diffusion line produced by the luxury fashion house of Valentino. The focus of the label is on contemporary, accessibly priced clothing and accessories. Shop a diverse assortment of Valentino pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 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 ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    No, Valentino is not a French brand. The luxury fashion house is actually Italian, operating out of its headquarters in Milan. Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani established his eponymous fashion brand in Rome, Italy, in 1960. Explore a diverse assortment of Valentino apparel and accessories from some of the world's top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Who the real Valentino designer is depends on the context, because two designers share the same name. The first is Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, who founded the Italian luxury fashion house in 1960. 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. The second is Mario Valentino, who launched his own eponymous label in 1952. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Valentino and Mario Valentino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Yes, Mario Valentino is a luxury brand. The Italian luxury fashion house has earned a reputation for working with fine materials, such as Italian leather and silk, for its clothing, bags and accessories. In addition, Mario Valentino offers custom design services, fitting the definition of a luxury couture maison. Find a diverse assortment of Mario Valentino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To determine whether your Valentino shoes are fake, first look at the box they came in. A genuine Valentino box has a linen texture with the brand name embossed in red. Check the stitching on the tag sewn into the interior of the shoe, which should be neat and even. The brand font is crisp, and the sole under the tag is flat, not puffed up. Genuine Valentino does have a serial number that’s the same color as the hardware, while a fake pair will typically have no serial number at all. Shop a collection of authentic Valentino footwear from trusted sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 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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