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Fashion legend Valentino Garavani founded his namesake line in 1960. His exquisitely embellished gowns won over an international audience of celebrities, royalty, and socialites, and the Valentino name became synonymous with midcentury Italian glamour. Creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri took over head design duties in 2007. Their womenswear maintains Garavani's flair for drama and couture workmanship while presenting a more romantic, youthful take on the Valentino legacy. Menswear offerings render tailored classics and sportswear in innovative fabric treatments, always with a focus on precision and quiet perfectionism.