Valentino Garavani is an haute couture designer from Italy. He creates clothes that are glamorous, graceful and elegant. He is famous for his evening wear and day wear especially in Red. His designs in red are known as “Valentino Red”.
Valentino is founder of Valentino Roma, Valentino SPA, Valentino Garavani, Valentino and RED Valentino fashion brands. His designs and brands are popular internationally.
This fashion icon had interest towards fashion designing since his school days. He started his first fashion house in the year 1959 in Rome. In the year 1962, he went international with a show in Pitti Palace. Only after this show he was able to gain attention from many people and get orders.
Valentino has designed clothes for many famous women like Audrey Hepburn, Babe Paley, Elizabeth Taylor, Farah Diba, Gloria Guinness, Jacqueline de Ribes, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jayne Wrightsman, Marella Agnelli, Marisa Berenson, Princess Margaret and Queen Paola of Belgium.
Valentino is still single but is in relationship with many men as he is gay. His current boyfriend is Bruce Hoeksema.
Valentino Garavani – Family Profile
Garavani Parents – Mauro Garavani and Teresa De Biaggi
Valentino Garavani is the child of Mauro Garavani and Teresa De Biaggi couple. Teresa lived with her son till her death in the year 1977.
Garavani Partners – Giancarlo Giammetti, Marilu Tolo and Bruce Hoeksema
Valentino Garavani was first in relationship with Marilu Tolo. She was an actress in Italian movies. She started her acting career at a very younger age and that is was in the year 1960. She continued her acting career till 1985 and acted in almost 64 movies. She was the only woman with whom he fell in love. But their relationship was for very short time.
Valentino Garavani was later in relationship with Giancarlo Giammetti. They were together for almost 12 years. None of them disclosed about their relationship to anyone. Only their close friends were aware about their intimacy. They did not even discuss with their motherswho lived with them. Giammetti is the President of Valentino Fashion House.
Valentino Garavani’s current boyfriend is Bruce Hoeksema. Bruce Hoeksema is a well known designer in American jewels and bags. They met each other in early 80’s and are still in relationship with each other.
Valentino Garavani Net worth
Valentino Garavani’s Net worth is currently $1.5 Billion. He made his entire wealth from his fashion brands alone.
This fashion designer has received many awards like:
- 1967 – Neiman Marcus Award and this award are very prestigious awards as it is similar to Oscar for fashion.
- 1984 – Italian ministry of industry has awarded him a special award.
- 1986 – Italian highest officials award
- 1995 – Premio speciale dell’arte nella moda
- 1996 – Cavaliere del Lavor
- 2006 – Legion d’honneur
- 2008 – Medal of the City of Paris