- NAME: Valentino
- OCCUPATION: Fashion Designer
- BIRTH DATE: May 11, 1932 (Age: 81)
- Did You Know?: Valentino once named a clothing line after his beloved pug, Oliver.
- EDUCATION: École des Beaux-Arts, Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Voghera, Lombardy, Italy
- Full Name: Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani
- AKA: Valentino
- AKA: Valentino Garavani
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Valentino Garavani is an Italian fashion designer best known as the founder of the Valentino SpA company.
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In 1998, Valentino and Giammetti sold their company for approximately $300 million to the Italian conglomerate HdP. In 2002, HdP sold the Valentino brand to Marzotto Apparel. Valentino remained actively involved with the company throughout these changes in ownership.
In 2007, Valentino announced that he would hold his final haute couture show in January of the following year. This final show, presented at the Musée Rodin in Paris,
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