The Maison Valentino was founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti.
Valentino’s fashion is displayed through the Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter lines for women and for men and through the Valentino Garavani accessories lines that include shoes, bags, small leather goods, eyewear, scarves, ties and fragrances. An aesthetic universe, present in over 100 countries through 175 Valentino directly-operated boutiques and over 1500 points of sale.
7th July 2016: Valentino nominates Pierpaolo Piccioli sole Creative Director of the Maison.
Valentino S.p.A. is controlled since 2012 by Mayhoola for Investments LLC. The acquisition has brought a rapid growth in the potential of the Valentino brand.
H.E. Rachid Mohamed Rachid
Currently, the Chairman of the Board of Valentino Company in Italy. One of the leading luxury fashion companies worldwide.
Jacopo Venturini is the Chief Executive Officer of Valentino S.p.A.
In June 2020 he returns for the third time to the Maison, spurred by a strong passion for the brand and longstanding relationship with Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
In 1995 he joined La Rinascente, the Italian landmark department store, as a buyer. He refined his skills and familiarized with the fashion system.
In 2000 he arrives for the first time to Maison Valentino as Womenswear and Menswear Brand Manager.
Five years later, he was tapped by Prada as Merchandising Coordinator of the Womenswear Collection.
In 2008 he returns in Valentino as Ready-To-Wear Collection and Retail Image Director until 2015, where he worked closely with the Creative Direction. In those years, Maison Valentino became a powerful and successful design identity brand, spanning through Couture, Ready-To-Wear, Accessories, Eyewear and Fragrances. In 2015 Jacopo Venturini was appointed Executive Vice President Merchandising and Global Markets at Gucci, channeling his expertise and vision to interlace the creative side with the demands of the markets and the customers.