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In 1989, he created with Valentino the Accademia Valentino, a cultural space located near Valentino's atelier in Rome, for the presentation of art exhibitions.
The Valentino fashion empire was later sold in 1998, to HDP, an Italian conglomerate, and, later, to the Marzotto group. In 2007, Marzotto sold the company to Permira, a London-based private equity fund.
In popular culture
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.
The book Private: Giancarlo Giammetti, published by Assouline, is a collection of photos "culled" "from 57,000 personal pictures" Giammetti "had catalogued". A party, in Milan, was hosted by Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani to celebrate the book's release. The party was attended by Anna Wintour, Georgia May Jagger, Joan Smalls, Olivia Palermo, and many others.
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- Tyrnauer, Matt (August 2004). "So Very Valentino". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
- Smith, Neil (28 August 2008). "Valentino stays in fashion". BBC Online. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
- Giammetti, Giancarlo (November 12, 2013). Private, Giancarlo Giammetti [Hardcover]. Assouline. p. 380. ISBN 978-1614281412.
- Diderich, Joelle (21 February 2014). "Valentino Gang Toasts Giammetti Book". WWD. Retrieved 21 February 2014.