Valentino Garavani, commonly known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer and businessperson. He was born on May 11, 1932, in Voghera, Italy, and holds Italian citizenship. Valentino studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
He is the founder of the fashion house Valentino SpA and also goes by the name Valentino. Being an influential figure in the fashion industry, Valentino's company competes with other well-known fashion brands like Chloé.