Valentino

Valentino

by Ronald A. Reis
     
 

As a boy, Valentino Garavani knew where his destiny lay-in making women stunningly gorgeous by dressing them in the most refined, elegant, and exclusive garments imaginable. To achieve his dream, Valentino left Italy at the age of 17 for Paris. Ten years later, he was in business for himself, and nine years after that, he was designing wedding dresses for such high

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As a boy, Valentino Garavani knew where his destiny lay-in making women stunningly gorgeous by dressing them in the most refined, elegant, and exclusive garments imaginable. To achieve his dream, Valentino left Italy at the age of 17 for Paris. Ten years later, he was in business for himself, and nine years after that, he was designing wedding dresses for such high-profile individuals as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Valentino was soon creating evening gowns for international socialites and Hollywood movie stars. No one, it has been said, lived like Valentino, whose search for beauty led inexorably to la dolce vita, the "sweet life."

Famous Fashion Designers celebrates the lives of the most important designers in the history of fashion. These biographies examine the creative inspiration and career trajectory of the tastemakers who have influenced the way we dress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139839
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Famous Fashion Designers Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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