Discover a world full of glam and drama at Valentino Outlets!December 22, 2016
Valentino studied and worked in famous Fashion Houses in Paris, but left in 1959 to open a fashion house in Rome. He modeled his business on the grand houses he had seen in Paris. In his early shows, Valentino quickly gained recognition for his red dresses, in a shade that became widely known as "Valentino red." In 1960, Valentino met Giancarlo Giammetti in Rome. Giammetti, an architecture student, quickly became Valentino's partner, both professionally and romantically. Together, the pair developed Valentino SpA into an internationally recognized brand. Valentino's international debut took place in 1962, at the Pitti Palace in Florence. The show cemented the designer's reputation and attracted the attention of socialites and aristocratic women from around the world. Within a few years, Valentino's designs were considered the pinnacle of Italian couture. Among Valentino's most prominent clients was Jacqueline Kennedy; Valentino also designed the dress that Kennedy wore when she wed Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Valentino is synonymous with opulence, extravagance, and drama. In 2007, Valentino announced that he would hold his final haute couture show in January of the following year. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, who had previously designed accessories for the label, were then named creative directors. Their most recent collections have included designs that are often regal and conservative in appearance, like church dresses, with high collars, but with lively filigree or floral lace patterns. “It is wonderful what they are doing,” Mr. Garavani said. “This is how the future of Valentino can be modern.” Today, in Italy, you can visit come Valentino Outlets and get some of the glam we talked about. Discovering this world full of fashion, drama, history and magic is not so expensive as before! Come visit a Valentino Outlet!