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Italian designer Valentino bid adieu to fashion with a star-studded haute couture show in Paris on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, ending a 45-year career that saw him dressing luminaries from Jacqueline Kennedy to Julia Roberts. Celebrities, socialites and fashion editors gave the 75-year-old couturier a rousing standing ovation as a smiling Valentino took his bow, flanked by dozens of models dressed in identical gowns in his trademark shade of red. Actresses Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu joined supermodels Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova at a tent in the Rodin Museum to watch a parade of the stunning evening gowns that have made Valentino king of the red carpet. (MQIUEL BENITEZ/IPA Press/iPhoto)