Carlos Souza is the Director of Public Relations at Valentino and is often credited with growing the brand’s popularity and increasing its celebrity fan base. He himself is considered a style icon and has also created his own jewelry line, Most Wanted Design, which sells unisex mixed metal and precious stone pieces. 


Quote: “Do it quick, do it fast, and keep the class.” —Fred Astaire
Treasure: My two sons
Escape: My farm outside Rio de Janeiro in the mountains of Nova Friburgo.
Vacation: Rio de Janeiro 
Inspiration: My travels to the Orient—India, Indonesia, and Turkey
Movie: Bullets over Broadway
Childhood Memory: Swimming all day for the 200 medley competition
Work of Art- A Matisse, always
Designer (past or present): Valentino, past and present
Misconception (about you): That I am bossy
Guilty Pleasure: Divine red wine and dark chocolate—together
Junk Food: Keep away from me, my body, my temple (cheeseburgers!)
Youth Remedy: Exercise four times a week and detox twice a year
De-Stress Mechanism: Go to the gym with personal trainer or yoga session
Cocktails: Passion fruit Caipiroskas  
Hangover Remedy: Brazilian pill, engove, or a cheeseburger
Pals: Carlos Mota and Andrea Dellal
Crush: Natalie Portman
Lipstick and Nail Color: Eight hour cream by Elizabeth Arden and buff nails
TV Show: Breaking Bad
Cartoon Character: Disney’s Ze' Carioca character from Rio de Janeiro
Menu: I cook a mean spaghetti al vongole 
Restaurant- Yasuda, the best Japanese sushi in New York