Last fashion emperor: Valentino

Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani turned 90 last May 11th. His talent and sense of elegance indicate a before and after in the world of runway even if “the last emperor of fashion,” as he is more commonly known, has been retired for more than a decade.

From Julia Roberts, who accepted her Oscar while wearing one of his creations, to Jackie Kennedy, who chose him to design her wedding dress for her nuptials with Aristotle Onassis. Many celebrities, members of the nobility, and even members of royalty fell in love with her elegant and glitzy creations.

His augmentation of the feminine figure, rigorous eye, and attention to detail. are recognizable elements in his designs. Garavani is so significant to the fashion industry that the color Valentino red is named in his honor.

Following his retirement, his associates Pierpaolo Piccioli, who is now running their business, and Maria Garzia Chiuri, who currently works for Dior, carried on with his creative vision and advanced the industry.

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