Valentino

A catfight has broken out between the designers Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino as the doyen of Italian fashion prepared today to present his final collection in Paris before retirement. Valentino wave’s goodbye to his staggering career but not before stirring up design rivals Dolce & Gabbana Valentino Garavani was reflecting on his 50-year career […]

Valentino and Giorgio Armani are accustomed to seeing the world’s highest profile men step out in their beautifully tailored suits. But the pair were showcasing a rather different approach to the wardrobe staple during their collections for spring/summer 2008 Milan Fashion Week. Valentino added a colonial flavour to his show which, with its sports jackets […]

Designer Donatella Versace has publicly supported the increasing pressure on the fashion industry to discourage super-thin models, but the struggles young women face with eating disorders has now hit home for the outspoken Italian. According to People magazine, Versace’s 20-year-old daughter, Allegra, is currently undergoing treatment for anorexia. There had been suspicion for months that […]

The trade association of the Italian luxury industry, Altagamma, has decided to re-elect Leonardo Ferragamo as the chairman of the board for another three-year post. Altagamma members include Alberta Ferretti, Brioni, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Max Mara, Loro Piana, Tod’s, Versace and Valentino. The executives elected as Altagamma board members were Niccolo Branca, Jacopo Biondi Santi, […]

Shopping in Milan isn’t just a pastime, it’s a high-level competitive sport. Each year, Milan dazzles the world with its prêt-? -porter shows, where top designers parade their latest creations. The chic, the très-chic and the faux-chic alike flock to take in the next season’s trends. Couriers scuttle up and down the streets, laden with […]

Celebrities descended on Paris yesterday for the start of the haute couture collections, with fashion houses Christian Dior, Valentino and Giorgio Armani offering their take on red-carpet glamour with precious handmade creations. Dior designer John Galliano thrilled a Hollywood crowd led by Drew Barrymore, Cher, Liv Tyler and Mischa Barton with his spectacular show inspired […]