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Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

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
c. 1995 Valentino Ecru A-Line Gown with Floral Embellished Straps
By Valentino
Located in North Hollywood, CA
c. 1995 Valentino ecru A-line gown with floral embellished straps and open mesh sides. Sleeveless gown with square neckline and A-line skirt silhouette, with concealed center back zi...
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1990s Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO Pink Lace Size 8 Cotton Nylon Short Sleeve Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
VALENTINO dress comes in a pink lace cotton / nylon with a slip liner featuring an a-line style, short sleeves, slit pockets, v-neck, and a side zipper closure. Made in Italy. Very G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

NWT Valentino Runway Black Cutout Coat Dress Gown
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of the most distinctive and imaginative fashions of the Valentino fall 2022 runway. Styled with imagination and high style by Pierpaolo Piccioli fashioned in weighty black silk...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO Size 2 Black Multi-Color Silk Floral Spaghetti Straps Mid-Calf Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
VALENTINO dress comes in black and multicolored floral printed silk woven material fabric featuring a spaghetti straps, A-line silhouette, and a zip up closure at back. Made in Italy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO Size 8 Black Viscose Blend Wide Leg Dress Pants
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
VALENTINO dress pants comes in a black viscose blend featuring a wide leg style and a side zipper closure. Made in Italy. Excellent Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 8 Measurements:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Dress in Raw Silk Fully Embroidered with Beads and Sequins
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - (Made in Italy) Dress in raw silk fully embroidered with beads and sequins. Size indicated 8UK, it corresponds to a 36FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Chest: 47 c...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Wool Scallop Hem Mini Dress Size S
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Good. General wear to dress is evident. Moderate signs of wear to the white panels with discoloured marks on this used Valentino designer resale item. Details Black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Polka Dot Wool Ruffle Accent Mini Dress Size M
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Good. Minor wear to dress is evident. Light wear to the left sleeve, front neckline and above the hem with discoloured marks on this used Valentino designer resale item....
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Blue Wool Bluegrace Bouquet Mini Dress Size S
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to dress is evident on this used Valentino designer resale item. Details Multicolour Wool Dress Blue floral print Mini Short ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Striped Wool Bow Belt Mini Dress Size XL
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to dress is evident. Minimal wear to the left sleeve with a pluck to the weave on this used Valentino designer resale item. Details M...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Wool Floral Print Mini Dress Size XL
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Never worn, with tags. No visible wear to dress is evident on this new Valentino designer resale item. Details Black Wool Mini dress Floral print pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino RED Valentino Red Spot Jacquard Mini Dress Size S
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to dress is evident. Minimal wear to the sides with small plucks to the weave and the hem has come untacked at the lining on this used RED Valent...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Beige Leopard Jacquard Mini Dress Size S
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to dress is evident on this used Valentino designer resale item. Details Beige with gold metallic thread Synthetic Dress Jacqua...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Panther Jacquard Mini Dress Size S
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to dress is evident. Minimal wear to the front with pulls to the weave on this used Valentino designer resale item. Details Black Polyester ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO Size 4 Black Velvet Collar Plaid Skirt Vintage Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage VALENTINO BOUTIQUE dress features a double breasted twill top with a velvet collar and shoulder pads with a cream and black textured skirt bottom. Made in Italy.Very Good Pre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980 VALENTINO Black Silk Tulle Couture Quality Gown With Lace And Crystal Bodi
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Bodice can be worn separately from gown. Exceptional construction and hand finishing, fully lined in silk taffeta. 1980 VALENTINO Black Silk Tulle Couture Quality Gown With Lace And ...
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1980s Unknown Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

NWT Valentino as seen on Queen Maxima Black Macramé Silk Crepe Fringe Dress 40
By Valentino
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Valentino Runway Black Silk Crepe Macramé Dress Italian size - 40 Same dress as seen on Queen of the Netherlands Maxima. Silk Crepe, Macramé Details, Fringe Trim, Back Buttons C...
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2010s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Night Set Composed of Semi-Transparent Skirt, 1985s
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - (Made in Italy) Set composed of a semi-transparent skirt with flounces in black Swiss dot tulle and a bustier top with thin straps in black velvet and Swiss dot tulle. No...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dark Orange Valentino Velvet Sleeveless Patterned Dress Size S/M
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Dark orange velvet croc patterned sleeveless dress by Valentino. Asymmetrical neckline. Rouching throughout. 34" bust, 25" waist, 34.5" length, 14.5" shoulder width.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

2020 VALENTINO red silk dress with velvet flowers and trim
By Valentino
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Stunning red sheer silk gown with velvet rose motif from Valentino dating to spring of 2020. Size 6. Approximate measurements for slip (outer floral layer is full): bust 34", hips 40...
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2010s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Set Haute Couture Silk Set Embroidered with Sequins, Fall-winter 1985
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino -Haute Couture silk set embroidered with sequins in pearl grey tones. No size nor composition label, it fits a 38FR. Fall-Winter 1985 Collection. Additional information: C...
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20th Century Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Crepe Stud Button Detail Couture Dress XL
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Valentino dress exudes sophistication with its tailored silhouette in luxurious crepe fabric. The stud button embellishments add a touch of edgy elegance, creating a statement pi...
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2010s European Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO 2022 Chain 1967 white cotton wool tucked shirt mini dress IT36 XXS
By Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO 2022 Chain 1967 white cotton wool tucked shirt mini dress IT36 XXS Reference: AAWC/A00698 Brand: Valentino Designer: Pier Paolo Piccioli Collection: Chain 1967 Material: Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Embellished Tulle Evening Gown Resort 2012 Size 38IT
By Valentino
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Valentino Embellished Tulle Evening Gown Resort 2012 Size 38IT
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2010s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 1997 Valentino Garavani Runway Naomi Abstract Organic Form Sequin Gown
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Spring/Summer 1997 collection, this gown debuted on the season's runway as the finale look, modeled by Naomi Campbell. Constructed of light silk chiffon, this gown is covere...
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1990s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Wool Blend Lace Trimmed Turtle Neck Mini Dress XL
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Elevate your everyday elegance with this gorgeous dress. Impeccably tailored for a great fit, it offers exceptional comfort with premium materials. Versatile and timeless, this dress...
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2010s Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Lace Dress, circa 2010
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Black lace dress embroidered with floral patterns made of sequins and silk topstitches. Size 40IT. 2010 Circa. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 1985 Valentino Haute Couture Documented Pink Silk Chiffon Bow Strapless Gown
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Presenting this absolutely breathtaking light pink crêpe cady silk Valentino Garavani strapless gown with a daring back décolleté. From the Spring/Summer 1985 Haute Couture collectio...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

NEW VALENTINO ruffled green velvet midi runway dress, 2016
By Valentino
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Lush green velvet midi dress with ruffled neckline from Valentino exactly as seen on the fall 2016 runway. Italian size 40. Approximate measurements: bust 32-34", waist 27", hips 45"...
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2010s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Off-White Tulle Dress Entirely Embroidered with Sequins
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Off-white tulle dress entirely embroidered with sequins representing flower patterns. No size indicated, it fits a 40FR. Additional info...
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1980s Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

2000s Valentino Garavani Asymmetric Sleeveless Red Silk Gown
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Presenting a gorgeous Valentino gown designed by Valentino Garavani before his retirement in his signature Valentino Red color. From the 2000s, this ankle-length gown features an asy...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Dark Green Valentino Silk Gown Size US 10
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Vintage dark green silk short sleeve gown by Valentino. V-neck. Ruching throughout bodice. Zip closure at center back. 38" bust, 30" waist, 58" length, 14.5" shoulder width.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Silk Pleated Dress with Lace and A Leather Belt
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - (Made in Italy) Silk pleated dress with lace and a leather belt. Size 42IT. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Waist: 30 cm - Length: 127...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Set Haute Couture Pleated Skirt in Silk Crepe
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino F/W 2003 Black Velvet 20s Inspired Beaded Gatsby Maxi Dress Gown US 8
By Valentino
Located in Montgomery, TX
Valentino Black Velvet Beaded Maxi Dress Gown F/W 2003 Runway Collection US size - 8 Black velvet 20s inspired Gatsby dress finished with lots of black on...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino S/S 2007 Red halter neck chiffon cocktail dress
By Valentino
Located in Milano, IT
- Red halter neck chiffon cocktail dress - Sold by Skof.Archive - Frontal ruffled detail - Adjustable American neckline - Hidden side zipper closure - Spring-Summer 2007 - Made in...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Skater Dress in Silk Muslin Sewn Haute Couture
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Haute Couture skater dress in silk muslin sewn with dark blue sequins. No size nor composition label, it fits a 36FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good condit...
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1980s Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino RED Valentino Pink Sleeveless Ruffle Mini Dress Size XXS
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to dress is evident. Minimal discoloured marks to back of skirt on this used RED Valentino designer resale item. Details Pink Viscose Dress Rou...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Evening Gown 2pc Set Documented Formal Beaded Mosaic Vintage S/S 89
By Valentino
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This incredibly rare 2pc evening gown was made by Valentino for the 1989 Spring/Summer collection, and featured on page 204 of the book, Valentino, Thirty Years of Magic, published b...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO beige black coin medallion print cotton Bambolina dress IT40 XS
By Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO beige black coin medallion print cotton Bambolina dress IT40 XS Reference: TGAS/B02197 Brand: Valentino Designer: Pier Paolo Piccioli Model: Look 18 Collection: Spring/Summ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Runway Vintage Gold Sequin Evening Gown Fall/Winter 2002 Size 8
By Valentino
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Valentino Runway Vintage Gold Sequin Evening Gown Fall/Winter 2002 Size 8
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

F/W 1985 Valentino Garavani Runway Black Velvet White Satin Bow Midi Dress
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Fall/Winter 1985 collection, this elegant strapless Valentino dress debuted on the season's runway. This chic dress combines black and white silk ruching that drapes gracefu...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Blue Short Dress Embroidered with Sequins
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Short dress embroidered with sequins. No size or composition label, it fits a 36FR. Fashion show model from the 1990's. Additional information: Dimensions: Chest: 40 cm,...
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1990s Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Valentino Dots Silk Dress
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
Valentino silk dots dress featuring mousseline silk with 2 dots print sizes, a full silk lining, elasticated sleeves cuffs, side zip opening with small snaps, a separated belt Sepera...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino black silk dress
By Valentino
Located in Rubiera, RE
VALENTINO black silk satin dress Strapeless dress, stitching on the bustier band, flowing sheath line. Large deco-inspired metal and white crystal ornament on the décolleté. Size US ...
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2010s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

New W/ Tags Valentino Silk Dress Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Leesburg, VA
Valentino Bran New With Tags Size 40 100% Silk With Bell Sleeves and Tie at Neck Concealed Zip Closure at Back Bust: 35.25" Waist: 35.5" Hip: 41" Length: 34.75" Fabric: 100% Silk; L...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino vintage 1970s dot printed silk georgette evening/garden party dress
By Valentino
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rediscover this hidden gem from Valentino that seems to have slipped through the cracks of our 1stdibs collection. Despite gracing our shelves for an extended period, its allure rema...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino 1980s Pink Bow Dress
By Valentino
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Are you ready to make an unforgettable entrance? Embrace the electrifying style of the 1980s with our Vintage Valentino Pink Bow Dress, an iconic piece...
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1980s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Early 2000s Black Lace Mesh Over Blush Nude Silk Evening Dress
By Valentino Roma, Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This early 2000's Valentino Roma blush silk evening dress has a beautiful patterned black mesh lace overlay. The dress has a grosgrain ribbon sash style belt and it closes with a cen...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Short Dress Embroidered with Sequins
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - (Made in Italy) Short dress embroidered with sequins. Marked size 4, it fits a 36FR. Model dating from the 1990's. Additional information: Dimensions: Chest: 38 cm, Wais...
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1990s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Dress Sewn with Beads
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino -(Made in France) Black dress sewn with beads. No size indicated, it corresponds to a 38FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Chest: 42 cm, Waist: 33 cm, Hips: 46 cm, L...
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2010s French Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Cotton and Silk Butterfly Dress
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino -(Made in Italy) Cotton and silk dress featuring multicolored butterflies. Size indicated 40IT, it fits a 38FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Shoulder width: 38 c...
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2010s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Neon Gown with Back Cut out
By Valentino
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous neon yellow silk maxi dress gown from Valentino. It is sleeveless skimming the body and and has hip level side seam pockets. The dress has a square cut out at the back w...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

VALENTINO 2022 Manifesto Heart Bandana 100% silk red print cocktail dress IT38
By Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO 2022 Manifesto Heart Bandana 100% silk red blue print cocktail dress IT38 XS Reference: AAWC/A00448 Brand: Valentino Designer: Pier Paolo Piccioli Collection: 2022 Manifest...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Spring 2004 gown
By Valentino
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Valentino black gown from Spring Summer 2004 collection as seen on the runway in a yellow version. The dress has a very sexy silhouette,...
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Early 2000s Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Garavani Ivory Silk Charmeuse and Silk Crepe Evening Dress
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
We adore Valentino Garavani dresses and this stunning ivory evening dress is no exception. Made from a matte silk blend crepe and 100% silk charmeuse, this dress is the epitome of quiet luxury...
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino evening dresses and gowns for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Valentino evening dresses and gowns 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, green and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Moschino, Emilio Pucci, and Gianfranco Ferré appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Valentino evening dresses and gowns from top boutiques around the world. Valentino evening dresses and gowns prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $135 and tops out at $28,995, while the average work can sell for $1,600.
Questions About Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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
    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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