The Valentino fashion house was founded in 1960 by Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani’s. It became a brand to watch after bringing popularity to the vibrant shade of red used in its designs and dressing women in ruffles and lace at red carpet events. Valentino's reputation was cemented when Jackie O caught wind of the fashions and not only became a buyer but helped to promote the brand through charity balls and even donned an original design on her wedding day to Aristotle Onassis. From there, his elite clientele grew larger and larger from Queens to Princesses, and socialites. Though he retired in January,2008, the brand still carries the same allure it did when Valentino himself created it.