Happy birthday, Valentino!

The Italian fashion designer turns 80 today, proving that retirement doesn't have to mean staying at home watching daytime television. Valentino Garavani has kept busy recently, showing up arm-in-arm with Sarah Jessica Parker to Monday's Met Gala and even discussing a possible Broadway musical about his life (we're really hoping this hasn't gone by the wayside).

Even though he officially retired from the design world in 2008, his namesake label celebrated its 50th birthday this year and still has many of his signatures. From Elizabeth Olsen in Valentino red at the 2012 Grand Chefs Dinner to Shailene Woodley's white gown at the Oscars, Hollywood has stayed loyal to the design house, now in the hands of Maria Grazia Chirui and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

In honor of Valentino's 80th birthday, let's take a look back at his most striking red carpet dresses over the years.

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  • Jackie Kennedy, September 1953

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  • Sophia Loren, September 1992

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  • Claudia Schiffer, September 1992

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  • Brooke Shields, September 1992

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  • Elle Macpherson, December 1995

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  • Julia Roberts, March 2001

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  • Portia de Rossi, January 2005

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  • Claire Danes, January 2005

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  • Heidi Klum, September 2008

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  • Diane Kruger, February 2009

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  • Jennifer Aniston, September 2009

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  • Kristen Stewart, September 2009

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  • Amanda Seyfried, September 2009

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  • Megan Fox, September 2009

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  • Dakota Fanning, November 2009

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  • Freido Pinto, November 2009

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  • Lady Gaga, December 2009

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  • Kate Moss, January 2010

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  • Amanda Seyfried, January 2010

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  • Chloe Sevigny, January 2010

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  • Camilla Belle, January 2010

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  • Diane Kruger, January 2010

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  • Rose McGowan, January 2010

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  • Mia Wasikowska, February 2010

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  • Jennifer Garner, February 2010

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  • Kate Bosworth, March 2010

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  • Amanda Seyfried, March 2010

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  • Zoe Saldana, March 2010

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  • Jennifer Aniston, March 2010

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  • Ginnifer Goodwin, March 2010

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  • Jennifer Aniston, March 2010

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  • Dakota Fanning, May 2011

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  • Shailene Woodley, January 2012

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  • Claire Danes, February 2012

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  • Shailene Woodley, February 2012

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  • Michelle Williams, March 2012

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  • Rose McGowan, March 2012

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  • Elizabeth Olsen, April 2012

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  • Rachel Zoe, April 2012

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  • Lily Collins, May 2012

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  • Sarah Jessica Parker & Valentino, May 2012

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