Fashion Designer Valentino ClothesValentino's signature shade, red, has been a hallmark of his enduring elegance and glamour for over a half-century. Designer Valentino Garavani's romantic dresses, gowns, and handbags combine the best of Italian and French craftsmanship. Fittingly, Valentino has received top honors from the presidents of both countries. Few labels capture the imagination of the world’s fashion elite so effortlessly, and fewer still do so over decades, but the Valentino label thrives, continuing to innovate even after the designer's official retirement. In 2011, the label made true history with the launch of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.