Giancarlo Giammetti

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Giancarlo Giammetti was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]


Giancarlo Giammetti was a student of architecture in Rome when he met the young Valentino Garavani in Via Veneto in Rome on July 31, 1960.[2]

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.[citation needed]

The Valentino fashion empire was later sold in 1998, to HDP, an Italian conglomerate, and, later, to the Marzotto group.[3] 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.

The book Private: Giancarlo Giammetti, published by Assouline, is a collection of photos "culled" "from 57,000 personal pictures" Giammetti "had catalogued".[4][5] A party, in Milan, was hosted by Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani to celebrate the book's release.[5] The party was attended by Anna Wintour, Georgia May Jagger, Joan Smalls, Olivia Palermo, and many others.[5]

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. ^ Smith, Neil (28 August 2008). "Valentino stays in fashion". BBC Online. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Giammetti, Giancarlo (November 12, 2013). Private, Giancarlo Giammetti [Hardcover]. Assouline. p. 380. ISBN 978-1614281412. 
  5. ^ a b c Diderich, Joelle (21 February 2014). "Valentino Gang Toasts Giammetti Book". WWD. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

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