1939 : Young Valentino is captivated by his older cousin's ball gown. On the evening of the grand event, despite being bedridden with a high fever, he insists he be taken to see her. "It was pink tulle," Valentino will later recall to W. "With sequins and a marabou cape. To me it was a dream."

1963 : March: A Valentino dress appears in Pandora Luxurye, modeled by fashion editor Countess Consuelo Crespi.