Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani opened his first store in 1959 on Via Condotti in Rome.
One of the most storied brands in the world, Valentino offers a wide range of luxury products from Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter to an extensive accessories collection that includes bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts, eyewear, silks and perfumes.
The brand is available in over 90 countries thanks to a capillary retail network charted out over the decades of 160 Valentino directly-operated stores located in the most elegant shopping streets in the world as well as in over 1300 points of sale.
The Italian designer was famous for emphasizing the femininity of women and the use of high quality materials and bright colors. His favorite color is red, so he was also known as "Red Valentino". In 1978 he presented his first fragrance and has recently come to an agreement with Puig Laboratories to keep on commercializing his fragances.