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Fashion Legend, Designer, Stylist, Collector & Historian

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A bona fide fashion legend, Keni Valenti has enjoyed a decades-long career as a designer, stylist, collector, and historian. In the 1990’s,the style maven turned his attention to vintage couture, gradually amassing a collection of 20,000 extraordinary pieces from designers as varied as Chanel, Halston, and Alaia alongside culturally relevant pieces, such as Madonna's Gaultier "cone bra" and one of Jackie O's engagement suits.

Born in Queens, NY, Keni's career in fashion began after meeting Betsey Johnson at New York's famed Mudd Club. Their encounter played a pivotal role in Keni assisting on her very first fashion show and led to establishing Valenti as a sought-after department store stylist and fashion presence.

A prominent fixture at Studio 54, Valenti was also part of the legendary team of personalities and stylists at Fiorucci, where he served as an accessories designer. The next natural evolution presented itself when, in 1983, he opened up his first store in the East Village and focused on American designs primarily using denim, plaid, and chambray. After acquiring status as rarefied to his notable clients and being called, “The Next Halston” by Time Magazine, Valenti fielded many offers to buy his store and eventually sold to a Japanese investor who worked with him to cultivate his lifestyle brand. Keni lived in Japan and Paris while he was under contract but ultimately decided that wasn’t a good fit.

He returned to New York and again found himself in the center of New York's cultural zeitgeist, Valenti made clothes for the Club Kids who made haunts like the Tunnel, Limelight, and Palladium famous. He then decided to open up a salon on West 30th where Keni was on speed dial of very major fashion editor, stylist and designer. From Michael KORS, Tom Ford and Prada, Keni was the go to for all vintage couture.

Keni went to Miami and again being the pioneer he is, set up the Museum of Fashion in Wynwood which was not at the time the arts destination it is today, there he produced 28 curated shows highlighting YSL and Lily Pulitzer among many others,. Again, looking for a change, Keni decamped to Joshua Tree in 2014 taking his vast collection with him. There he continues his client work while on the hunt for the best and rarest in fashion. As Keni says, he is the ultimate "beauty keeper."

Valenti looks past the retinal importance of the label and into the piece's place in defining the designer. This is of paramount importance to his stellar client base, including everyone from Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell and stylists like Arianne Philips, who are all aware of his unfaltering eye.

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Fashion Legend, Designer, Stylist, Collector & Historian

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Keni Valenti Biography

A bona fide fashion legend, Keni Valenti has enjoyed a decades-long career as a designer, stylist, collector, and historian. In the 1990’s,the style maven turned his attention to vintage couture, gradually amassing a collection of 20,000 extraordinary pieces from designers as varied as Chanel, Halston, and Alaia alongside culturally relevant pieces, such as Madonna's Gaultier "cone bra" and one of Jackie O's engagement suits.

Born in Queens, NY, Keni's career in fashion began after meeting Betsey Johnson at New York's famed Mudd Club. Their encounter played a pivotal role in Keni assisting on her very first fashion show and led to establishing Valenti as a sought-after department store stylist and fashion presence.

A prominent fixture at Studio 54, Valenti was also part of the legendary team of personalities and stylists at Fiorucci, where he served as an accessories designer. The next natural evolution presented itself when, in 1983, he opened up his first store in the East Village and focused on American designs primarily using denim, plaid, and chambray. After acquiring status as rarefied to his notable clients and being called, “The Next Halston” by Time Magazine, Valenti fielded many offers to buy his store and eventually sold to a Japanese investor who worked with him to cultivate his lifestyle brand. Keni lived in Japan and Paris while he was under contract but ultimately decided that wasn’t a good fit.

He returned to New York and again found himself in the center of New York's cultural zeitgeist, Valenti made clothes for the Club Kids who made haunts like the Tunnel, Limelight, and Palladium famous. He then decided to open up a salon on West 30th where Keni was on speed dial of very major fashion editor, stylist and designer. From Michael KORS, Tom Ford and Prada, Keni was the go to for all vintage couture.

Keni went to Miami and again being the pioneer he is, set up the Museum of Fashion in Wynwood which was not at the time the arts destination it is today, there he produced 28 curated shows highlighting YSL and Lily Pulitzer among many others,. Again, looking for a change, Keni decamped to Joshua Tree in 2014 taking his vast collection with him. There he continues his client work while on the hunt for the best and rarest in fashion. As Keni says, he is the ultimate "beauty keeper."

Valenti looks past the retinal importance of the label and into the piece's place in defining the designer. This is of paramount importance to his stellar client base, including everyone from Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell and stylists like Arianne Philips, who are all aware of his unfaltering eye.

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  • How to book Keni Valenti?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Keni Valenti for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Keni Valenti, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Keni Valenti or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Keni Valenti?

    Booking fees for Keni Valenti, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Keni Valenti, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Keni Valenti?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Keni Valenti for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Keni Valenti for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Keni Valenti or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Keni Valenti or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Keni Valenti is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Keni Valenti for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Keni Valenti generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Keren Craig, Virgil Abloh, Gabi Gregg, Amy Jain and Diane Prince Johnston. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Keni Valenti for an upcoming event.

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