Look – he's one of the world's most successful designers, with an incredible career spanning more than half a century.
In short, Valentino Garavani, now also aged 83, has nothing to prove.
So if he wants to step out with skin the colour of a sweet and ripe satsuma, more power to him, we say.
Of course, it probably didn't help that he was standing beside Anne Hathaway – a woman who very much champions the pale and interesting look.
The duo were both at the famed Pacha nightclub on the island of Ibiza yesterday for the Flower Power party – where the the dress-code was floral.
Valentino happily sported a striking navy and white shirt with flower motifs from his own collection (natch), but Ms Hathaway, 32, merely nodded to the trend with a small, white bag with a subtle floral design.
She and the designer are long-standing friends, with Valentino previously saying she's like a daughter to him.
He created her incredible pink-blush wedding gown for her 2012 nuptials to actor Adam Shulman, and also dressed her for the 2013 Academy Awards – where she picked up the Best Supporting Actress gong for Les Misérables.