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Valentino Shoes

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 Multicolor Mesh and Patent Peep Toe Ankle Wrap Sandals Size 39.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The fashion house's tradition of excellence, coupled with modern design sensibilities, works to make these Valentino multicolor sandals a fabulous choice. They'll help you deliver a ...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Gold Mesh and Crystal Embellished Suede Slingback Sandals Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals embody the perfect blend of edgy and timeless style. Crafted from quality materials, these shoes will offer you the perfect height for a sophisticated look.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Satin Slide Sandals Size 38
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Valentino sandals are chic and constructed with care for a great fit. Crafted from quality materials, they are durable, easy to style, and fabulous, with comfortable interiors,...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Red Patent Leather Peep Toe Platform Pumps Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a statement finish to your outfit with these Valentino platform pumps. They are crafted from red patent leather and designed with peep toes, platforms, and 12.5 cm high heels.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Red Patent Leather Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps Size 42
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complement your well-put-together outfit with these authentic Valentino shoes. Timeless and classy, they have an amazing construction for enduring quality and comfortable fit.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Rockstud Ankle Boots Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Enjoy the most fashionable days with these stylish boots. Modern in design and craftsmanship, they are fashioned to keep you comfortable and chic!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Brown Leather And Glitter Thong Flat Sandals Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will offer you both luxury and comfort. Made from quality materials, they come in a versatile shade and are equipped with comfortable insoles.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Brown Leather One Stud Wrap Around Flat Sandals Size 39
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they flaunt a classy display, comfortable insoles & durable heels.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Rockstud Pumps Size 35
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Orange/Pink Leather Rockstud Platform Peep Toe Pumps Size 41
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather and PVC B Drape Pointed Toe Ballet Flats Size 40.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Valentino ballet flats stand out with their design and style! These flats are crafted from leather and feature draped pointed toes and heel counters. They flaunt PVC panels on ...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Roman Stud Sabot Flat Clogs Size 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Designed for go-getters, these clogs are made for everyday use so that you can be a stylish achiever each day. Be it any occasion, they will match any outfit like a dream.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

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 Shoes

VALENTINO nude crystal strass encrusted d'orsay peep platform pumps EU36
By Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO nude crystal strass encrusted d'orsay peep platform pumps EU36 Reference: EALU/A00047 Brand: Valentino Material: Satin Color: Nude Pattern: Crystals Closure: Slip On Lining...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Shoes

Valentino Brown Leather Wedge Sandals Size 37
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 Shoes

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 Shoes

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 Shoes

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 Shoes

Valentino Gold Leather Pointed Toe Pumps Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

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 Shoes

Valentino Red/Beige Patent and Leather Wedge Rockstud Pumps Size 39
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a statement with these Valentino red pumps for women. Impeccably crafted, these chic heels offer both fashion and comfort, elevating your look with each graceful step.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather and Lace Fusion Pointed Toe Pumps Size 41
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A feminine flair, sleekness, and a timeless appeal characterize these stunning pumps from Valentino. Made from dainty black lace and leather on the exterior, they are adorned with po...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather and PVC B-Drape Pumps Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complement your well-put-together outfit with these authentic Valentino pumps. Timeless and classy, they have an amazing construction for enduring quality and comfortable fit.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Yellow Embroidered Leather Peep Toe Platform Pumps Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exuding femininity and elegance, these Valentino pumps feature a chic silhouette with an attractive design. You can wear these pumps for a stylish look.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Burgundy Leather Rose Applique Peep Toe Pumps Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Suede Round Toe Pumps Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wonderfully crafted shoes added with notable elements to fit well and pair perfectly with all your plans. Make these Valentino pumps yours today!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Rockstud Block Heel Pumps Size 36
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Lace and Leather Bow Peep Toe Pumps Size 39
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Brown Leather Peep Toe Platform Slingback Pumps Size 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino White Leather Loafers Pumps Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black/Beige Lace Print Rubber Rain Boots Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Valentino rain boots are extremely well-crafted and stylish. They have a rubber exterior with lace prints for a luxe effect.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Silver Leather and Fabric Slingback Pumps Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Perfectly sewn and finished to ensure an elegant look and fit, these Valentino silver shoes are a purchase you'll love flaunting. They look great on the feet.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Rockstud Ballet Flats Size 38
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complete your look by adding these designer ballet flats to your collection of everyday footwear. They are crafted skilfully to grant the perfect fit and style.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino White Leather Vlogo Rockstud Low Top Sneakers Size 36
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Perforated with the Italian label's signature logo on the sides with a pop of contrasting shade peeking out, The Valentino sneakers are the perfect pairing to our off-duty repertoire...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Green Patent Leather Rockstud Ballet Flats Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Defined by comfort and effortless style, no wardrobe is ever complete without a pair of chic ballet flats. This pair is lovely to look at and is equipped with elements like a comfort...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Multicolor Camo Print Canvas and Leather Rockrunner Sneakers Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Coming in a classic silhouette, these designer sneakers are a seamless combination of luxury, comfort, and style. These sneakers are finished with signature details and comfortable i...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino White/Blue Leather Backnet Sneakers Size 41
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your outfit a chic update with this pair of designer sneakers. The creation is sewn perfectly to help you make a statement in them for a long time.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather and Suede Rockrunner Sneakers Size 42
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Ride your days away in high comfort with these black Rockrunner sneakers from Valentino! They've been wonderfully crafted from a combination of leather and designed with studs, laces...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Neon Orange Lace Espadrille Flats Size 37
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 Shoes

Valentino Burgundy Leather Rockstud Caged Ballet Flats Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a fashion statement with these Valentino Rockstud ballet flats that aim to keep you comfortable and classy at the same time. Crafted from patent leather and highlighted with stu...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino White Lace Espadrille Flats Size 37
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 Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Rockstud Ballet Flats Size 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complement your well-put-together outfit with these shoes by Valentino. Luxe and classy, they have an amazing construction for enduring quality and comfortable fit.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Burgundy Leather Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps Size 39
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Discover footwear elegance with these designer women's pumps. Meticulously designed, these heels marry fashion and comfort, ensuring you shine in every setting.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Gold Leather Rockstud T Strap Flats Size 36
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Valentino brings stunning and classy thong sandals that you can flaunt effortlessly. Made from leather in a gold hue, these flats come with Rockstud accented straps and adjustable bu...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Beige Patent Tango Ankle Strap Pumps Size 39
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Pink/Beige Leather Rockstud Mule Sandals Size 36
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 Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Escape V logo Loafers Size 38
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Practical, fashionable, and durable—these designer loafers are carefully built to be fine companions to your everyday style. They come made using the best materials to be a prized ...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Red Leather Rockstud Ballet Flats Size 37
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complete your look by adding these designer ballet flats to your collection of everyday footwear. They are crafted skilfully to grant the perfect fit and style.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Tricolor Leather Rockstud Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps Size 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The addition of Rockstuds on the straps of this pair of Valentino pumps leads to instant brand identification. Made from leather, they will elegantly frame your feet and flaunts poin...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Red/Transparent Patent and PVC Pointed Toe Pumps Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Beige Leather Rockstud Ankle-Strap Flats Size 35
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 Shoes

Valentino Black/White Leather Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps Size 40
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
With meticulous craftsmanship and glamorous details, this Valentino pair of pumps reflects the brand's expertise in creating innovative and admirable designs. The Rockstuds elegantly...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Fuchsia Leather and Patent Rockstud Slide Sandals Size 38
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 Shoes

Valentino Navy Blue/Beige Leather Rockstud Caged Ballet Flats Size 36
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The addition of Rockstud to these Valentino ballet flats marks the exceptional design of the brand. Created from leather, it is shaped with pointed toes and exhibits an ankle buckle ...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black/Dusty Pink Leather Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps Size 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
With meticulous craftsmanship and glamorous details, this Valentino pair of pumps reflects the brand's expertise in creating innovative and admirable designs. The Rockstuds elegantly...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Cream Patent Leather Block Heel Sandals Size 37.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Valentino brings you the perfect pair of sandals to celebrate the season in. Crafted from patent leather, these sandals are comfortable and easy to flaunt.
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Black Leather Rockstud Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps Size Size 38.5
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The addition of Rockstuds on the straps of these Valentino pumps leads to instant brand identification. Made from leather, they will elegantly frame your feet and flaunt 10.5cm heels...
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2010s Valentino Shoes

Valentino Grey Leather Rockstud Ankle Strap Sandals Size 36
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 Shoes

Valentino shoes for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Valentino shoes 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 pink, blue, red and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Fendi, Jimmy Choo, and Balenciaga appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Valentino shoes from top boutiques around the world. Valentino shoes prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $111 and tops out at $1,795, while the average work can sell for $470.
Questions About Valentino Shoes
  • 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 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 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 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 ExpertJune 12, 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 with his longtime professional and personal partner Giancarlo Giammetti. Mario Valentino established his eponymous brand, Mario Valentino, in Naples, Italy, in 1952.

    Find vintage Valentino evening dressesskirts and other clothing for sale 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 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 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
    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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