Look to Valentino for a deeply romantic feel laced with nostalgia and feminine eccentricity. The Valentino label was founded in Rome in 1959 by Italian designer Valentino Garavani, who had taken up his formal training in Paris. The label soon garnered a celebrity following, which included Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Design signatures include floral embellishments, lashing of lace and a continual use of the 'Valentino red' shade. This carries through to ready-to-wear and the enchanting floor-skimming evening gowns.