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Tuesday, September 04, 2007


valentino says g'bye!

(italy) wow! to those in the know, this is no surprise whatsoever: valentino, the man behind the brand and legendary house for 45 years, just stepped down from his company. wwd just reported that the designer is scheduled to formally resign later on today. according to the paper, he will do one more runway, and one more couture show before calling it quits. this is the latest in a string of dramatic events that have taken place at the house of valentino. just a few months ago, the label was aggressively taken over by private equity firm, permira. on another note, reports that allessandra gacchinetti, former head designer at gucci, is said to be in the running to replace valentino as head designer.

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