His first choice for an apprenticeship, in Paris, was Jacques Fath, then Balenciaga.
(Photo with Liz Hurley in Cannes 2007) He studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
(Valentino even designed her dress for her 2012 nuptials to Adam Shulman.) She recently caught up with Giammetti, who was in New York, by phone from Los Angeles to discuss his decision to do a book now, and the very personal story that tells.In 1959 Valentino left Paris and opened a fashion house in Rome on the posh Via Condotti with the backing of his father and an associate of his.More than an atelier, the premises resembled a real "maison de couture," it being very much along the lines of what Valentino had seen in Paris: everything was very grand and models flew in from Paris for his first show. Valentino was born in Voghera, in the province of Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.There he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. After five years, Valentino left Jean Desses over an incident about prolonging a vacation in Saint-Tropez that still makes him uncomfortable today.