Valentino Garavani’s masterful gowns had a hand in the legend of the likes of Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. Directorship was passed on to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli in 2008. Critically acclaimed collections fully utilise the craftsmanship of the house and bring a new spark of youthfulness and creativity. Romance continues in ethereal highly worked gowns, regulars on the red carpet. Bags, shoes and sunglasses are coveted extensions of the catwalk. Studs feature in all played out in the latest sunglasses collection as hinge pins. A muted palette, ombre lace and camouflage give elegant silhouettes the unmistakable signature.