Report dedicated to the 45 year anniversary of Italian clothing designer Valentino, with footage of the fashion show, and interviews with celebrities as well as the designer himself.
As the Hollywood studios conceived her, the femme fatale dressed in long furs, black bustiers on translucent skin and transparent robes. The selected wardrobe for 45 years by Valentino has immortalised this mythical woman, inaccessible and eternally glamorous.
From Italian designer he became a jet set designer when Jackie Kennedy chose his lace dress for her marriage with Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Since Valentino dressed the red carpets, wearing his dresses was enough to gain recognition. From the 1960s to the new millennium, his followers came one after the other: Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman...
Born Valentino Garavani in 1932, the creator studied design in Milan before going to Paris, the nerve centre of fashion. At the beginning of the 1950s, he won a competition organised by the International Wool Secretariat, the competition would also launch the careers of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint-Laurent. After having worked with Guy Laroche, Valentino opened his own fashion house in Rome in 1959. It was in this workshop that he created the famous vermilion dresses, the red so particular that he attached his name to it.