Fashion Designer Project: Valentino

By: Sarah Chang


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Personal Statistics

  • Full Name: Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani
  • Date of birth: May 11th
  • Birthplace: Voghera, Italy
  • Education: École des Beaux-Arts and Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
  • Martial Status: Not married
  • Early designing experience:
    - "Layers of white pleats and animal prints.
    - Red dresses (and this started the Valentino Red Industry.)
  • Retirement: Retired in 2008.


Valentino is famous for Valentino red and creating elegant, feminine dresses.

Some of his Designs

Valentino also offers accessories, eyewear, perfumes, and watches.
Valentino's prices range from $700-$7000 and up. The clothes he makes are labeled as Couture and his designs have been shown in Haute Couture and Pret a porter.
Valentino and his awards.


  • 1967- Valentino receives the Neiman Marcus Award, equivalent to the fashion Oscar, in Dallas Texas.

  • 1984- Valentino celebrates his jubilee and receives a special award from the Italian Ministry of Industry. On that occasion he is officially invited at the Quirinal Palace by the President of the Italian Republic.

  • 1986- Valentino is appointed by the President of the Italian Republic the Italian Highest Officials award.

  • 1995- The Mayor of Florence awards him the "Premio speciale dell'arte nella moda".

  • 1996- Valentino is awarded the name Cavaliere del Lavoro. The closest English meaning for it is Haute Couture King.

Fashion Shows

Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture Fashion Show