Valentino (estb. 1960) is a fashion house founded by designer Valentino Garavani and his business partner Giancarlo Giammetti. The house is known for its couture, characterized by iconic femininity that is both classic and contemporary, as well as its technical precision and creative fabrics. Many of the designs include distinctive features such as bows, ruching, and draping along with the signature hue Valentino red. Valentino offers a wide range of luxury products from Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter to an extensive accessories collection that includes bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts, eyewear, silks, and perfumes. In 2008, following Valentino’s retirement, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo Piccioli were appointed Creative Directors.