By  on October 15, 2012

As he has frankly admitted, Valentino Garavani was never hooked on men’s wear.

But that doesn’t mean he ignored the men’s business, which he started in 1969. Valentino, never sketched a male outfit, but over the years developed the image of an elegant retro gentleman, who sometimes indulged in an ultra-glamorous lifestyle.

It’s no accident that the designer chose actor Rupert Everett to appear in his fall 1985 ad campaign, or that he decided to put a black sequined dinner jacket in the holiday window that Saks Fifth Avenue dedicated to him in 2006.


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