Founded by Valentino Garavani in 1959 with his business partner, Giancarlo Giametti, Valentino has become the benchmark for opulence, sophistication and style. Always a designer with an eye for extravagant and luxurious fashions, he has forged an unparalleled global business empire that has dominated the fashion world for decades.
Valentino is an avid collector and a designer of eclectic styles. He attended both the prestigious School of Fine Arts and House of Haute Coutre in Paris, and later worked as an apprentice for designer Guy Laroche.
Throughout his envious and illustrious career his inimitable style and chic has been embraced by the crème de la crème of celebrity women, including Jacquie Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Madonna.
His range of sunglasses encapsulates the elite essence, spirit and vitality of the man: a powerhouse combination of effortless cool, unparalleled extravagance and undeniable timelessness.