Everyone loves a rags to riches story, and when it involves a remarkably gracious and generous person, that tale is all the more enjoyable. That’s the narrative of Piero Selvaggio, an Italian emigrant born in Sicily in 1946 who changed the image of Italian wine and food in the United States in various ways, most prominently with his iconic Valentin...

On July 8, Valentino will walk the FW22 Haute Couture runway in Rome, "an unprecedented event," said Roberto Gualtieri, mayor of Rome. The set has not yet been fully unveiled, but the show is expected to span an area from Piazza Mignanelli to nearby Piazza di Spagna. "A way," in the words of CEO Jacopo Venturini, "to return an imagery related to fa...

It may be hard to keep up with his many milestones and accolades after a lifelong career, but Valentino Garavani is marking yet another celebratory moment on Wednesday, turning 90 years old. The city of Voghera, Italy, where the couturier was born, is paying tribute to him with an exhibition of 50 of his storied designs, running from Wednesday to J...

If there is anything Pierpaolo Piccioli is renowned for (besides his unparalleled palette and astonishing volumes), it is the generosity he brings to this industry – that, instead of inhabiting the caricature of a singular, menacing genius, he has gone the other way entirely to become perhaps the nicest man in fashion. That sensibility often materi...

Good news, New Yorkers: the luxury Italian House, Maison Valentino, has opened two new stores at Bergdorf Goodman in New York dedicated to its iconic ready-to-wear and Valentino Garavani handbag collections. The partnership between the two luxury brands honors the heritage of each while also celebrating modern luxury and style. “Valentino is the It...

Italian luxury fashion brand Valentino will become a fur-free brand by 2022 and will close Valentino Polar, its fur subsidiary, in an effort to bring its collections into the modern era. “Maison de Couture for us means creativity, uniqueness, intimacy, and an inclusive mind-set,” Valentino CEO Jacopo Venturini said. “The fur-free stance is perfectl...

The Valentino haute couture show was a “phygital” affair. The production, which took place, in part, in Rome’s Cinecitta Studios, featured a live presentation alongside a video created in collaboration with Nick Knight. A physical audience, consisting of Italy-based media and a handful of local influencers, was supplemented by an infinitely larger...

Lady Gaga is set to star in Valentino Beauty's latest fragrance campaign. The Italian fashion house announced Gaga as the new face of Voce Viva, a perfume created by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. "Imagined as a voice to spread a message around the world, Valentino Voce Viva invites everyone to touch hearts, inspire others and live...

What does Dallas have that Fifth Avenue doesn’t? A Valentino, for one. While the Italian luxury brand tries to escape its prestigious post in New York, it is expanding its presence in Dallas. The ritzy retailer will add 690 square feet to its 2,505-square-foot boutique in Highland Park Village, a shopping center where it has had a presence since 20...

“Could you imagine American Gigolo without the Armani costumes? What would the devil wear if it were not Prada? How could you listen to your fave old school Hip Hop without having Moschino and Gucci name-checked in the lyrics?!” Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott is talking about what Italian fashion has brought to the world, and one thing is...