Valentino Garavani established his couture atelier in Rome during the 60s. Perfecting his craft over decades, Valentino rose to become a true innovator of the feminine form. Since departing from the iconic fashion house, the time honoured craftsmanship and artisan techniques discovered by Valentino’s atelier live on through the current creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. Under Chiuri and Piccioli the house of Valentino has also become known for its rock studded accessories and menswear collections.

Pier Paolo Piccioli has retained Valentino's feminine elegance but with a younger, fresher spirit. The label’s sumptuous gowns, rich prints and artful embroidery are once more picking up the glint of the flashbulbs.