Giancarlo Giammetti

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Giancarlo Giammetti (born 5 February 1938 in Rome) is an Italian businessman, mostly known for his professional and personal association with Valentino Garavani. In 2006 he was inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.[1]


Giancarlo Giammetti was born in Rome. In 1960, when he was a student at the local faculty of architecture, he met Valentino Garavani.[2]

In 1989, he created with Valentino the Valentino Academy, a cultural and art exhibition space located near Valentino's atelier in Rome.[3]

In 1998 the Valentino brand was sold to HDP, an Italian conglomerate, and, later, to the Marzotto group.[4] In 2007, Marzotto sold the company to Permira, a London-based private equity fund.

In popular culture[edit]

The relationship between Valentino and Giammetti and the events leading up the party in Rome, and the party itself, are covered in the 2008 film Valentino: The Last Emperor.

In 2013 Assoluline published Private: Giancarlo Giammetti a collection of photos "culled" from 57,000 personal pictures Giammetti had catalogued over the years.[5][6] A party, in Milan, was hosted by Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani to celebrate the book's release.[6] The party was attended by Anna Wintour, Georgia May Jagger, Joan Smalls, Olivia Palermo, and many others.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The International Hall of Fame: Men". Conde Nast Digital. 7 July 2011. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Tyrnauer, Matt (August 2004). "So Very Valentino". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Morris, Bernadine (June 11, 1991). "From Valentino, Three Decades Of Glamour". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Smith, Neil (28 August 2008). "Valentino stays in fashion". BBC Online. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Giammetti, Giancarlo (November 12, 2013). Private, Giancarlo Giammetti [Hardcover]. Assouline. p. 380. ISBN 978-1614281412. 
  6. ^ a b c Diderich, Joelle (21 February 2014). "Valentino Gang Toasts Giammetti Book". WWD. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

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