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Designer Biography

Valentino was born Valentino Garavani in Voghera, Italy in 1932. He studied French and fashion design at the Academia de’ll Arte in Milan (1948), in preparation for his move to Paris.

In Paris, he worked as assistant designer to Jean Desses and Guy Laroche (1955-1958). In 1960, he returned to Italy, and established his company in Rome.

In 1962, he presented his collection in Florence. During this time, his clientele is already a who’s who list of the rich and famous – Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Margaret and Elizabeth Taylor. …Read More