Established in 1960 by legendary fashion icon Valentino Garavani, the Maison has grown over the years and now operates in more than 70 different countries counting over 1250 points of sale, 66 of which are directly managed.
One of the best known fashion brands worldwide, Valentino offers a wide range of luxury products from Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter to an extensive accessories collection that includes bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts, eyewear, watches and perfumes.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have been appointed Valentino Creative Directors since October 2008.
Maria Grazia and Pier Paolo previously worked in close contact with Valentino Garavani for a decade, contributing to the international success of the accessories project. Debuting with their first Haute Couture collection in Paris in January 2009, they demonstrated the ability to fully understand and interpret the world of Valentino.
Their creativity was well-received right from the start, obtaining unanimous approval in the world of fashion.
Hollywood stars, socialites and fashion leaders have worn and appreciated their creations. Jennifer Aniston choose a dress from their first Haute Couture collection for the 2009 Oscars. Rachel Weisz and Evangeline Lilly wore creations from their first Prêt-à-Porter collection at the 2009 Cannes Festival.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s July 2009 Haute Couture collection expresses their new vision of the Valentino woman: an unusual version of femininity and a concept of extreme elegance that affects her
entire way of being. Fragile and dangerous nature interweaved with a cult of uniqueness and distinction, are
all elements captured for their creations.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s strong leadership style, their professional and creative approach -highly characteristic of Valentino’s corporate identity- joined to their extremely talented in-house team of designers, allowed them to make the most of Valentino’s iconic style.
Valentino Haute Couture offers a variety of collections made up of unique items singularly handcrafted in the prestigious atelier situated in Rome. A team of about 40 “Premiere” is entirely dedicated to the highest quality
manufacturing of one of a kind precious creations. Valentino Prêt-à-Porter presents sophisticated, exclusive lines for women and men intended for an elegant,
but unconventional young clientele belonging to the new international jet set.
Valentino Garavani signs lines of accessories such as bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts and bijoux for women and men. Haute Couture details appear in all of these refined creations, majority of which are
handmade. Classic iconic Valentino motifs are reinterpreted to enrich incredibly modern accessories. Valentino Garavani is a product category which has been particularly successful and in continuous evolution.
Valentino Roma combines seductive charm with modern elegance, interpreting the contemporary woman’s lifestyle in an elegant Prêt-à-Porter collection. This product line blends classic trends with casual styles,
adding a touch of practicality to specific technical details.
RED Valentino, established to offer a different point of view from Prêt-à-Porter, represents the Valentino woman’s contemporary and unconventional style.
A different vision, a modern fairytale made up of original creations, impalpable fabrics, elegant finishes and details in which all the Maison’s distinctive traits appear.
The Maison also offers a variety of fragrances, watches, eyewear and silks produced under licensing agreements.