In the late 60s the designer Valentino met Giancarlo Giametti, former architecture student, who immediately became the mind of the expansion of the brand and in 1970 they debut with the men and women ready-to-wear collections. In 1998, the two decide to yield control of the brand to Partecipazioni Industriali Holding, which in turn transfers it to the Marzotto Group in 2002. In July 2005, the Marzotto Group created Valentino Fashion Group, which operates independently as a limited company quoted at the stock exchange. In 2012, however, the fashion house is sold together with the brand M Missoni, to the company Mayhoola for Investments from Qatar.
Over the years, Valentino has dressed women the most of the moment like princesses, first ladies and actresses, becoming an object of desire for all the fashion lovers thanks to its high class and creativity.
The Valentino's clothes are on the border of the best values of the past and the awareness of this quality, fine detail and the draperies. At the same time classic and modern. This is one of the reasons why many women love his creations. As demonstrated by the vintage phenomenon that in recent years has seen the protagonist or the continued success of garments created for the first time more than forty years ago.
On 4 September 2007, Valentino said goodbye forever to fashion. The label he founded over 45 years ago, it will not use his creativity anymore. Initially he was replaced by Alessandra Facchinetti, then succeeded by designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri. This last then leaves the fashion house, leaving to Piccioli, the overall creative direction.