Founded by Valentino Garavani in 1960 in Rome, Maison Valentino is born into the cultural heritage of the Eternal city. As Italian cinema embarks on its golden age, Valentino dresses silver screen stars from Sophia Loren to Elizabeth Taylor, while cultural icon Jackie Kennedy chooses the young Italian fashion house as her preferred couturier.
The first Italian designer to present his Haute Couture collections in Paris, Valentino goes on to metamorphose the female silhouette for almost half a century, creating beauty women dream of around the world. With his romantic universe, the audacity of the official Valentino red, color he creates, and his commitment to craftsmanship, Valentino defines a new couture aesthetic to celebrate each woman’s unique individuality.
Designing under Valentino Garavani since 1999, Pierpaolo Piccioli takes the reigns as house artistic director in 2016. Sourcing inspiration in Valentino’s color sensibility and his technical mastery, Pierpaolo Piccioli weaves the Roman couture house’s heritage into new modern relevance. Marrying innovation with tradition, haute couture with street culture, with his diversity of style references, Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino is a harmony its own.
Born in couture, whose very definition is uniqueness and newness, love for beauty lies at the heart of Maison Valentino. To enhance collections steeped in heritage yet of breathtaking modernity, Pierpaolo Piccioli pushes the boundaries of runway beauty: playful romanticism for one look, unprecedented audacity the next, always freedom of interpretation.
Today, a new door opens into this world of creative nonconformity. In collaboration with Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino Beauty reveals beauty as an open playground where new dreams come to life. An invitation to individual expression of diversity and personality by opening up a playground of impactful colors, shades and tones for all to play with. To carry this message of inclusivity, Valentino Beauty chooses ambassadors like Adut Akech or Lady Gaga, who speak for the power of using individual platform for purpose.
Through three codes of Color, Cool, Couture, Valentino Beauty breaks with stereotype and tradition, to offer a new vision of beauty where each can celebrate their own individuality. For each moment a mood, for each mood, a color, Valentino Beauty imagines a lip collection as evolving objects of desire, that can be refilled to encourage more responsible beauty. In the same spirit, Valentino Beauty gifts come wrapped in beautiful tote bags, because beautiful can also be sustainable.