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Fashion Designer Valentino

In this glamour world of fashion, people who have made a special place for themselves, one such name is that of fashion designer Valentino. This Rome fashion designer Valentino has been a steady designer who has climbed each ladder towards success. Fashion designer Valentino's biography can be very inspiring for budding designers. He started off his career through establishing a fashion studio in Rome in the year 1959. His recognition journey picked up in 1962 with the launching of his maiden haute couture collection in the international fashion extravaganza 'Gotha'. His work earned lot of appreciation and in fact he also received the Neiman Marcus Prize, which is equally prestigious as Oscars.

His collection labeled 'Collezione Bianca' was a major hit. He also designed the bridal attire of Jacqueline Kennedy. Later in 1969, he launched his first designer boutique in Milan. After a couple of years he made a step further by launching a fashion show to exhibit his prêt (ready to wear) ensemble. Not only Valentino is known for his exquisite variety in clothes but also for perfume named after him which came into the market in 1978.

In 1982 a book entitled "Valentino" with Franco Maria as its editor hit the market. To celebrate Valentino's silver jubilee of career, Minister for Industry presented him the official award. Apart from being a fashion savvy, he is also actively involved in social activities. In 1990, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti established an association to bring about awareness regarding AIDS and through this he attempted to make an incredible contribution in preventing AIDS. He is truly a multifaceted personality.