In 1959 designer Valentino Garavani took advantage of his studies, as well as his experience from time spent next to well-known designers, to found the fashion house that carries his name, presenting collections of Haute Couture, Prêt-a-Porter, accessories, watches and perfumes. This historic fashion house ushered a new era in fashion, combining the classic values of haute couture with glam styling. It expanded to more than 70 countries with over 1250 retail outlets. Carouzos is the exclusive dealer of Valentino in Greece and A&M undertook the construction of the Kifissia store on their behalf.