After Retiring in 2008, Valentino Garavani (yes, he is THE Valentino), along with his partner, settled in a gorgeous Paris Manor and Estate that is so chic it will make you want to wear one of his classic red gowns to it. His gorgeous Château de Wideville is a 17th Century home that was built by Louis XIII’s finance minister. Later it was home to Louis XIV’s mistresses too. Valentino also has gorgeous homes in London, Rome, New York City, and Gstaad, Switzerland. He bought the eight bedroom historic home in 1995 and had the famed decorator; Henri Samuel re-designed and renovated the home to Valentino’s liking. Every room was done together and two months after it was done, Henri Samuel died.
After selling his namesake company to the Royal Family of Qatar in 2008 for $300 million dollars, Valentino has dedicated his retirement to dinners, luncheons with famed friends and also organizing balls and fundraisers.
The winter garden is Valentino’s favorite spot in the house because of it’s flair and multipurpose. The home overall has a very distinct Asian flavor and flair to it. Lots of influence from Asia and love for the culture is why the house dictates so much. There are bundles of Asian ceramics that are seen in the garden and in the home like the rose-garden seats and a massive collection of Chinese figures in uniform which are displayed on golden brackets.
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A fascinating hideaway in the house is the pigeon hideaway which at one point was used to collect the pigeon’s doo-doo to use as fertilizer and now is a secret escape for Valentino when collecting ideas and thoughts for collections or for the New York City ballet, which he made costumes for four times.