After graduating, Garavani worked for the French couturiers Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche before heading back to Italy to establish his own couture house, bearing his Christian name. Established in 1960 with partner Giancarlo Giammetti, he brought the beauty of his Parisian couture education to his homeland and his breakthrough moment came in 1962 when he showed his first couture collection in Florence. Catching the attention of the world’s wealthiest women, he became one of the leading couturiers of the Sixties. Valentino’s glamourous clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren but it was his relationship with Jackie Kennedy which is his most famous. Dressing her regularly, he also designed the white lace mini dress she wore for her marriage to Aristotle Onassis.
Valentino Boutique Vintage Black Velvet Ladies Jacket with Black Silk detailing.
Made in Italy. Fly concealed buttoning; silk tie gathered belt; two concealed side pockets. Good Vintage condition but because of its age it has minor imperfections which are hardly discernible (see photograph). Size Valentino 10. Length is 82cm; Sleeve is 62cm; Shoulder is 40cm; Back underarm to under arm is 50cm. This item is guaranteed to be 100% authentic. Purchased from Valentino South of France in 1985.
Valentino ‘Night’ Cocktail Outfit.
Made in Italy. 1990’s Collection. Matching Silk Chiffon Blouse & Top with front buttoning and Jet-Black buttons. Cowl neckline. Long sleeves. Wrist button ties. Size 8. Flowered applique embroidered, knee length pencil skirt with sequins and beading detail. Black Base with Floral Assortment of colours Red, Pink, White, Yellow, Blue, Green & Orange. Waist 26 in; Hip 36 in; Skirt 22.5 in; Sleeve 26 in; Shoulder to Hem 37 in and Shoulder Width 17 in. Excellent Condition.
Valentino Evening Bag.
Chocolate Brown Pleated Silk. Silk Satin Lined Interior with Clasp Closure and Rhinestone Diamanté Handle with Chrome. Made in Italy. 100% Silk. Width 9 Inches; Depth 4.5 Inches; Original Dust Bag. Valentino Collection 2000. Glamorous Feminine Evening Purse in Very Good Condition.
Valentino Evening Shoe.
Chocolate 100% Silk Sling-Back with 4 Inch Stiletto Heel - 10cm external / 8cm internal. Diamanté Detail. Leather Lined. Leather Soles. Size EU39. Made in Italy. Pre-Owned very good condition. Glamorous Evening Shoe with Elegant Diamanté Detail with Original Shoe Bag. Valentino Collection of 2000.
Valentino Vintage 1985 Bronze
Sequin Top with Black & Bronze Pleated Sequin Skirt. Size 10. Shoulder Width 42cm; Overall Length 124cm; Bust 36 inches. The material is Silk Crepe & Sequins with Black Knit Wool Top. 3 Pieces. Very Good Condition. From the Valentino 1985 Collection.