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Valentino Garavani

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Birthday
11, 1932
Birthplace
Voghera, Italy
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
Voghera, Italy

About

Italian fashion designer who founded the Valentino SpA company in 1959. He is one of the country's most acclaimed designers, receiving honors like the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Before Fame

He worked as an apprentice for designers like Jacques Fath and Jean Desses.

Trivia

He was the subject of the acclaimed 2008 documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor.

Family Life

He married famed Italian actress Marilu Tolo.

Associated With

Many world-renowned models, including Claudia Schiffer, showed up for his final haute couture show in 2007.