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Happy 45th, Valentino!

This past weekend, while showing his Fall couture show, Valentino celebrated his 45th anniversary in the fashion biz - quite the accomplishment...bravo!

It all started in 1961, when Valentino Garavani dedicated five evening gowns to Jackie Kennedy, and she become a loyal client - she wore Valentino when she mourned President Kennedy, and she wore Valentino when she married Aristotle Onassis.

But in his 45 years of fashion, Jackie O hasn't been the only woman wearing Valentino for an important event in her life: Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren, Jane Fonda, and Hilary Swank have all accepted Oscars in Valentino dresses. Elizabeth Taylor was wearing Valentino when she met Richard Burton. Valentino outfitted Princess Diana to help her transform from shy girl to princess material.

The man has been around - at 75, his contemporaries Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, even Coco Chanel - have long passed on their legacies to other designers. But Valentino's not ready to stop yet - he continues to quash rumors of his retirement - as he told The Telegraph: "I am already working on my next collections." Let's hope there are many more collections yet for Valentino!

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katygirlthing katygirlthing 8 years
wow, i would love to wear one of his dresses!
rasellaguido rasellaguido 8 years
..."Daddy..." To ask Valentino to his father,"Who are the clone ?".- "Are that persons like you.." Answer his father,"that just becouse have spendet they time at to show of to be likeness a woman,the "Lady" had so awarded,but..." - "But...Daddy ?".- "But do you are lucky,think at who in add at to show of to be also a donkey..."
meganekko meganekko 8 years
Happy Birthday, Valentino, your work is AMAZING!
blackjade78 blackjade78 8 years
Valentino is a fashion icon. Many well wishes. I want a red dress of his, too!
blackjade78 blackjade78 8 years
Valentino is a fashion icon. Many well wishes.I want a red dress of his, too!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Happy Birthday! Valentino exudes pure elegance!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Happy Birthday!Valentino exudes pure elegance!
evita evita 8 years
Happy Birthday!! My Goal: to one day have on of his signature red dresses....
ceceluvfash1on ceceluvfash1on 8 years
happy 45th!!! I love his designs theyre gorgeous!
sevendayrain sevendayrain 8 years
Happy 45!! I love his stuff
sevendayrain sevendayrain 8 years
Happy 45!! I love his stuff
mommie mommie 8 years
Viva V!!! love his stuff.
mommie mommie 8 years
Viva V!!! love his stuff.
lola21 lola21 8 years
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tiabia tiabia 8 years
I absolutely adore Valentino. Happy 45th Anniversary!!!
davie-k davie-k 8 years
long live valentino, even if I can't afford it I can still get inspiration!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
I love this man's work if I can ever afford it I want a red Valentino dress.
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