Valentino shoes An Italian lifestyle brand founded by Valentino Garavani in Rome in 1965, Valentino has been a design powerhouse ever since. Since 2008, the collections have been designed by creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, who maintain Valentino's classic and luxurious sensibilities. Valentino 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.

The Valentino duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, have retained Valentino's feminine elegance but with a younger, fresher spirit. This spring, channel your “global nomad” attitude with the Inca-inspired embroidered fringed cape – the ultimate statement piece. The Valentino story An artist in his own right, Valentino Garavani’s talent with lace, chiffon and bow accents made the Valentino brand the essence of opulent femininity, while preserving its modern luxury appeal with such signatures as the Rockstud collection. This season at Valentino “It’s a fashion opera. A show has to be a show,” stated the Valentino duo before sending out one stunning look after another. Native American embroideries, African patterns, Egyptian print, fringe detailing – the Valentino line-up, complete with those much sought-after shoes and bags, was filled with masterpieces that are destined to become your wardrobe investments.

About Valentino Bags by Mario Valentino Valentino Bags by Mario ValentinoMario Valentino S.p.A.® was founded by Mario Valentino in 1952 in Naples, Italy, and the head office is still located there today. The company works with its own trademark in leather goods worldwide, producing footwear and accessories. The trademark Valentino® began in the early 20th century by Mario’s father, Vincenzo Valentino, who was considered by many to be the best craftsman in the world. But what gave Mario the opportunity to leave a mark in the history of Italian and world fashion was the precious Coral Sandal. Designed in 1954, the elegant, breakthrough design is still exhibited at the Bally Shoe Museum in Schönenwerd, Switzerland. The preciousness of the shoe gave him the cover of Vogue France in 1956 and allowed the company to sign a contract with I. Miller in New York, the only overseas company that imported and distributed luxury shoes at that time in the United States. Mario Valentino S.P.A. has owned the trademark Valentino for Handbags and Leather goods in the United States since April 26, 1971. Valentino Bags® has put together a luxury line of handbags and accessories made in Italy of the highest quality at an attainable luxury price point. This line is manufactured and produced in top Italian factories that also support a variety of other luxury brands.