Valentino

The Maison Valentino was founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. Valentino is a protagonist of international fashion, and from 2008 until 2016, has gone through an impactful creative evolution.
 
The Maison Valentino plays a major role in the luxury division through tradition and innovation, a necessary combination for a creative industry that generates the sense of beauty.

Valentino’s fashion is displayed through the Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter lines for women and for men and through the Valentino Garavani accessories lines that include shoes, bags, small leather goods, eyewear, scarves, ties and fragrances. An aesthetic universe, present in over 90 countries through 160 Valentino directly-operated boutiques and over 1300 points of sale.

Stefano Sassi is the Chief Executive Officer of Valentino S.p.A., and has joined Valentino in 2006, in conjunction with the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the brand, immediately providing a new strategic vision. The CEO has guided the fashion house during years of great development, through the passage of the baton from Valentino Garavani to the Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, that during the 8 years of Creative co-Direction have contributed into making Valentino one of the most successful fashion companies of the fashion system.

Paris, 7th July 2016: Valentino nominates Pierpaolo Piccioli sole Creative Director of the Maison.

An aesthetic, contemporary vision and the excellence in the execution, are the guidelines of the industrial process and of the artisanal and handmade workmanship that are entirely produced in the historic Atelier of Piazza Mignanelli in Rome, where the specialized ‘Bottega Couture’ couture school, has recently opened.

Histoire

Dans le centre de Rome, à deux pas des escaliers de la place d’Espagne, sur la place éponyme, le Palazzo Mignanelli est une légende. Siège historique de Valentino, sujet de nombreuses séries de photos publiées dans les magazines internationaux les plus prestigieux, cette demeure du 16e siècle est l’image même de la passion et de l’inspiration, signes de reconnaissance d’une Maison aimée et acclamée partout dans le monde.

Ici, l’affinité de la marque avec l’art classique, moderne, contemporain et la grande tradition italienne de l’artisanat prennent vie comme par magie, dans les mains des patronniers, des couturières et des brodeuses. Sous les fresques et les plafonds à caissons certains parmi les plus anciens de Rome , parmi les escaliers, les bureaux, les bibliothèques et les ateliers, la Maison Valentino offre une combinaison fascinante d’époques et de styles.