Ever since he founded his namesake label in 1959, Valentino Garavani’s designs have found themselves on the back of some of the world’s most glamorous women, attracting everyone from British royalty to Hollywood A-listers. His romantic gowns make for the perfect red carpet moments—beautiful and feminine, but never excessive to the point where they take away from the actor wearing them. It’s because of this balance that most rankings of the “Best Oscar Dresses of All Time” feature many Valentino moments, like Julia Roberts’ black and white vintage gown from 2001 or Jennifer Lopez’s Jackie O inspired moment from 2003. But Valentino’s dresses don’t just turn heads at the Oscars, but also at premieres, film festivals, and even weddings. Valentino has maintained close relationships with many stars over the years, and when it’s been time for them to say “I do,” they’ve often tapped the designer for a custom look.
Even now, 15 years after Valentino retired from the brand, his designs are still popping up on red carpets, proving their staying power. A living legend, Valentino is already considered one of the best designers to send his pieces down a runway, but no where is his work on better display than on the stars of the past 60+ years. From Jackie O to Anne Hathaway, here’s a look at Valentino’s best celebrity moments of all time.