Who’s the Sheikh of Chic?

Perhaps no other designer of the last century could be so globally recognizable by a handful of visual cues than the designer nicknamed “The Sheikh of Chic”. In his 45-year career as a Rome-based couturier, he created such an image of romantic excess in his clothes and in his life that he became known professionally by only his first name.

Check out the pictures and guess who it might be!


There is the yacht perpetually moored off of Capri,there is the French-Asian chateau,there are the manicured gardens,the fashion pugs, who enjoy functioning as models( …or not?!)their permanently suntanned lover,with his philosophy of a private world of endless glamour

and then

there is



and .. more RED

So it’s Mr. WHO?

of course..!

When you think of Valentino Garavani, almost immediately the signature crimson red color comes to mind. His legendary crimson gowns are the brand’s trademark and his collections are worn by the world’s wealthiest and most glamorous women including stars like

Jackie Kennedy

Anne Hathaway

Gisele Bündchen


Since October 2008 Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have been appointed Valentino Creative Directors.
The two talented designers worked in close contact with Valentino Garavani for a decade,contributing to the international success of the brands’ accessories

Ever since they express their new vision of the Valentino muse: an extreme elegance that affects her entire way of being.
Fragile and dangerous nature interweaved with a cult of uniqueness and distinction, are all elements captured for their creations.

Their creativity was well-received right from the start, obtaining unanimous approval in the world of fashion.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s strong leadership style, their professional and creative approach -highly characteristic of Valentino’s corporate identity- joined to their extremely talented in-house team of designers, allowed them to make the most of Valentino’s iconic style.

Not excited about  F/W12-13’s new trends yet?

– You should be!