Valentino Garavani was born on May 11, 1932 in the town of Voghera, Italy. In the 60's he started his fashion house, Valentino. His first show, in 1962 was a success, and Valentino entered the fashion world. Soon he was dressing European royalty and American socialites. Jackie Kennedy wore a white Valentino dress to her wedding with Greek millionaire Aristotle Onassis. In recent year Valentino has became synonym with red carpet style, with celebrities all around the world wearing his glamorous confections. This summer Valentino celebrated his 45 years in the fashion business with numerous star studded events.
Valentino's trademark red color, known as rosso Valentino, is a combination of 100% magenta, 100% yellow and 10% black. His dresses are always glamorous, dreamy and romantic.
This week Valentino announced that he is retiring from the fashion world. He will complete his work in January, after showing his ready-to-wear collection in Paris in October and his couture collection in January. Alessandra Facchinetti has been appointed as the fashion house's new creative director for womenswear. She has been seen for years as a rising star of Italian couture and one of its most promising talents. She previously worked at Gucci, where she took over from Tom Ford.
Here some of the best looks from his recent collections starting with his signature red dresses, stars wearing his designs, and Jackie Kennedy on her wedding day.