Ludovico Garavani was born in Lombardy, Italy. He began working in the fashion industry at a young age, apprenticing under local designers including his aunt Rosa. His formal training took place in Paris, at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.  Garavani founded  his brand in 1960 when opened a fashion house on Via Condotti in Rome, Italy with the backing of his father and his father's associate. Valentino's international debut took place in 1962 in Florence, the Italian fashion capital of the time. Valentino has also specially designed wedding dresses for Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Courtney Cox, Sophie Hunter and Princess Madeleine of Sweden.

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Valentino is an Italian clothing company founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani.
Valentino is headquartered in Milan.

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