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Valentino is the epitome of glamour and style. Founded in 1960, the Italian luxury label is reminiscent of red evening dresses as well as shoes and bags with the Rockstud studded studs. The creator of the noble brand is the fashion designer Valentino Garavani and his partner at the time, Giancarlo Giametti. The simple yet elegant creations quickly found favour in the fashion world. Celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy were wrapped in Valentino's designs and helped the brand to become world-famous. To this day Valentino dresses, Valentino shoes, Valentino bags and Valentino accessories are extremely popular with fashion lovers. The Italian luxury brand ranks alongside labels such as Saint Laurent, Gucci and Chloé in the coveted, high-ranking places of the fashion cosmos.
For 60 years Valentino has been one of the star brands of Haute Couture. The creations of the fashion house, founded by the Italian designer Valentino Garavani, are still the epitome of Italian elegance and international glamour today. As early as the 1960s, Hollywood stars, queens, princesses and first ladies wore Valentino fashion and helped the then young label achieve world fame. With his reinterpretation of garments, Valentino turned many pieces into absolute fashion statements. So the Valentino Rockrunner as a new interpretation of the classic sneaker is a real it-piece. But also the label's extravagant choice of colours and unusual applications make Valentino's collections unmistakable every time. Today, the Valentino brand stands above all for haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion for women. However, the Italian luxury label also very successfully creates menswear, leather goods, watches, jewellery, accessories and perfumes.
The fashion label Valentino goes back to the Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani. Valentino attended the fashion school of the Parisian Haute-Couture Association, one of the most renowned design schools in the world, and in 1962 he began producing fashion in the luxury segment. Two years earlier, Garavani and his business and temporary life partner Giancarlo Giammetti founded the fashion company in Rome, which still bears his first name today. While Valentino was responsible for creative design in the company, his partner Giammetti took over the management. The international success of the fashion label was not long in coming. Already the appearance at a fashion fair in Florence in 1962 helped the Italian luxury label to a breakthrough. In the late 1960s the big "V" became the famous official logo of the fashion label. In 1969 Valentino designed his first prêt-à-porter women's line, followed three years later by the first men's collection. Since 1975 Valentino has also been a guest at the Paris fashion shows. And since 1977, Valentino's fragrance creations have also been extremely successful.
With his exclusive style of the highest elegance, Valentino quickly found favour with celebrities all over the world. Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor dressed in the chic robes of the Italian star designer. Valentino's fashion was a fixture on the red carpet at many Hollywood galas and the annual Academy Awards. But also queens and princesses like Queen Paola of Belgium, Lady Diana and the Iranian Empress Farah Pahlavi were enthusiastic fans of Valentino's creations. One of Valentino's greatest fans was the First Lady of the USA, Jackie Kennedy. After the president's wife appeared in public in Valentino outfits from 1964, the Italian fashion label was finally established in the international jet set.
In our online shop Vite EnVogue you will find a range of luxury items from the house of Valentino. Our assortment focuses on shoe fashion and leather goods. With the world-famous Rockstud boots or sneakers by Valentino your feet are the star at every event. But also in simple white sandals or classic black pumps of the Italian luxury designer you will always cut a good figure. And when you pull out your exclusive Valentino iPhone cover from your studded Rockstud handbag, everyone will be looking. Furthermore you will find a great selection of Valentino Prêt-à-porter fashion, like trousers, skirts, dresses and coats in our Designer Second Hand Onlineshop. Get your star outfit of this unique star label today!