Russian-born fashion designer. Name variations: Valentina Schlee. Born Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina, April 18, 1899, in Russia; died Sept 14, 1989, in New York, NY; m. George Schlee (died 1964).
Was one of America's most glamorous dressmakers for the theater as well as private clients, including Katharine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, Irene Selznick, Gertrude Lawrence, Greta Garbo and Lynn Fontaine; was a great friend of Garbo, until Garbo commandeered her husband; closed her couture house (1957).
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