Valentino Garavani Quotes

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Valentino with Liz Hurley at the Cannes Film Festival, 2007
Born Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani
(1932-05-11) 11 May 1932 (age 84)[1]
Voghera, Lombardy, Italy
Education École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Occupation Fashion designer
Partner(s) Marilù Tolo
Giancarlo Giammetti
Parent(s) Teresa de Biaggi
Mauro Garavani
Awards Grande ufficiale dell’ Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana, Cavaliere del Lavoro, The Neiman Marcus Award, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur
Website Official website
Labels Valentino

I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: ’60s. It was a sort of little revolution; the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.
Valentino Garavani
I am like a freight train. Working on the details, twisting them and playing with them over the years, but always staying on the same track.
Valentino Garavani
I love my beauty. It's not my fault.
I didn't like the '80s at all; it was a vulgar moment of fashion.
Unfortunately, the greatest photographers don’t pay extreme attention to the clothes. If they decide to put a dress in a bathtub or in front of a cow in the countryside with dirt everywhere, well, the dresses come back… ready to be put in the garbage.
Valentino Garavani
I am happy that thousands of students, young designers and fashion people will be able to see and study my work in every aspect of it.
Valentino Garavani
I am always locked in my design studio.
I hope people will say, ‘Mr. Valentino, he did something for fashion, no?’
Valentino Garavani
I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business.
Valentino Garavani
Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that.
Valentino Garavani
My first year, people were interested in me because I was new. Then the press started to come.
Valentino Garavani
I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture.
I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.
An evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.
Valentino Garavani
I like things simple.
There are only three things I can do – make a dress, decorate a house, and entertain people.
Valentino Garavani