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Test Your Fashion Know-How with Our Valentino Garavani Quiz

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What is Valentino known for in the fashion industry?

His red dresses

Who was one of Valentino's devoted clients and friends?

Jacqueline Kennedy

When did Valentino retire fully from the world stage?

January 2008

Where did Valentino study fashion design?

École des Beaux-Arts and at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne

Who did Valentino sell his company to in 1998?

HdP, an Italian conglomerate controlled, in part, by the late Gianni Agnelli

What is the name of the documentary film on Valentino's life?

Valentino: The Last Emperor

What is the name of Valentino's pug that he named a clothing line after?

Oliver

What is the name of the award that Valentino received in New York City in 2011?

Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion

Who are some members of Valentino's 'tribe'?

Carlos Souza, Charlene Shorto, Bruce Hoeksema, Nati Abascal, Georgina Brandolini d'Adda, and Daniela Giardina

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Valentino Garavani, the Italian fashion designer, is the founder of the Valentino brand and company. He was born in Voghera, Italy, and moved to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino's international debut took place in 1962 in Florence, and he became known for his red dresses, in the bright shade that became known in the fashion industry as "Valentino red". Jacqueline Kennedy became a devoted client and friend, and he later designed the white Valentino Gown worn by Kennedy at her wedding to Aristotle Onassis. Valentino spent considerable time in New York City throughout the 1970s, where his presence was embraced by society personalities such as Vogue's editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland and the art icon Andy Warhol. In 1998, Valentino and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti sold the company for approximately US$300 million to HdP, an Italian conglomerate controlled, in part, by the late Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat. Valentino announced that he would retire fully in January 2008 from the world stage after his last haute couture show in Paris. Valentino: The Last Emperor, a feature-length documentary film on the designer, premiered at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival. French president Jacques Chirac awarded Valentino the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.Valentino's Life, Career, and Personal Life

  • Valentino's museum will be located in Rome
  • He was awarded the Medal of the City of Paris in 2008
  • In 2011, he received the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in New York City
  • Valentino was the recipient of the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 2017
  • Valentino shares homes around the world with his associate Giancarlo Giammetti
  • They have a villa in Tuscany, which includes Empire pieces and Chinese wooden figurines
  • Valentino and Giancarlo have been together for over 50 years
  • Valentino was engaged to Italian actress Marilù Tolo, with whom he wanted children
  • Valentino adores dogs, especially pugs, and named a clothing line after his late pug Oliver
  • Valentino has six pugs, and one always travels with him on his private jet
  • Valentino's lifestyle has been considered flamboyant
  • Other members of Valentino's "tribe" include Carlos Souza, Charlene Shorto, Bruce Hoeksema, Nati Abascal, Georgina Brandolini d'Adda, and Daniela Giardina.

Think you know everything about the legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani? Test your knowledge with our quiz on his life, career, and personal life. From his iconic red dresses to his love for pugs, this quiz will challenge you on all aspects of Valentino's fascinating life. So put on your designer shades and get ready to show off your fashion know-how!

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