‘I was drugged by this sort of life.’

Mr Valentino on 45 years of seeing red.

By Hans Ulrich Obrist
Photographs by Zoë Ghertner
Styling by Camille Bidault-Waddington



As fashion month comes to a close, and the last of the season’s collection are shown in Paris, System revisits its interview with the éminence grise of luxury fashion, Mr. Valentino.

Read Mr. Valentino, in his own words, on beauty, his kinship with Hollywood’s A-list, and the making of his signature red.

Full interview in our archive.