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Lot 45: Valentino, Bi-Fold Wallet, Leather, Italy, 21st C.
25 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Leather, textile, black metal
Italy, 21st century
Valentino (est. 1960) – Italian fashion company
Outside and and inside embossed and gold metal manufacturer’s logo ‘V VALENTINO GARAVANI’
Black flap wallet
Inside one large open pocket, and four card pockets as well as a further large flap pocket, two open pockets, one zipper pocket, and two card pockets
A dust bag is enclosed
Dimensions (closed): c. 9 x 19 x 1.5 cm; dimensions (opened): c. 19 x 19 x 0.5 cm
Very good condition
The wallet is in very good condition. The dimensions (closed) are c. 9 x 19 x 1.5 cm. The dimensions (opened) are c. 19 x 19 x 0.5 cm.
Born in 1932 in Voghera, the later founder Valentino Garavani, studied already at the age of 17 fashion design in Paris. In 1959, he returned to Italy and founded the eponymous fashion company in the following year. The international breakthrough came after a show at the Pitti-Fashion-Fair in Florence in 1962. His clients included Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Sharon Stone. His designs were featured by pure elegance and exclusivity. The fashion designer finds his inspirations in the fine arts. In 1998 Valentino sold his company and gave his farewell form the world of fashion in 2008. Today, the Milan Fashion House is led by the Valentino Fashion Group. (ala)
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