Famous for his legendary red gowns, Valentino Garavani raised his house of haute couture to be one favorited by the elite class of the world, including that of Jackie-Kennedy Onassis, and Elizabeth Taylor. Since founding his house in Florence, Italy in 1959, the ethereal glamour that Valentino established for his Italian house is still as ubiquitous as ever on the red carpet today. Succeeded by Pierpaolo Piccioli, who had been designing accessories for the label since 1999, the house of Valentino has gain new foothold in ready-to-wear with a younger generation, though still holding on to its values with romantic evening wear while reinterpreting the aesthetic to suit the contemporary everyday wardrobe for women and a stronger street-sensibility for menswear. For womenswear, this translates to romantic full lace pieces, lush satin gowns, flowing dresses with charming accessories to match, and for menswear: contemporary athleisure with softened utilitarian apparel.
Florence - Italy