Valentino, is the name in Italian couture fashion, and has the longest-standing reputation as well, established since his debut in the early 1960s. His design for Jacqueline Kennedy's dress for her wedding to Aristotle Onassis, for example, graced magazine covers worldwide and cemented Valentino's reputation as fashion icon. The world's most fashionable women, including Princess Diana, Marie Chantal of Greece, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sharon Stone, have worn his exquisite creations. Published on the occasion of the Valentino group's fortieth anniversary, this deluxe edition, packaged in a cloth box with both English and Italian text, attempts to understand the success of Valentino and explores the critical moments in the fashion group's history. Beginning with a celebration of Valentino's signature color red, the book includes photographs created expressly for this book from the world's finest photographers, including Ellen von Unwerth, Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier, and Annie Liebovitz. Among the subjects photographed are Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Julianne Moore, Rene Russo, Elizabeth Hurley, and Naomi Campbell.