Valentino was founded by Valentino Garvani in Italy in 1960. Valentino himself was Creative Director of the company from its inception until his retirement in 2007, with Pierpaolo Piccioli as its current Creative Director. In its current collection, the Valentino brand is famous for its ‘rockstud’ accessories including sneakers, heels and handbags. Valentino sneakers are the perfect choice for the collector with a penchant for luxury Italian fashion, who values minimalism over eccentric statement sneakers. Valentino has become an unlikely breakout star in the street-style world, capitalising on its minimalistic ‘V’ logo that it has incorporated into everything from belts to bracelets and t-shirts. The brand is synonymous with the wedding dresses that the fashion house has created for some of the most famous women in the world, including Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Anne Hathaway.