Friday, October 3, 2008
Breaking: Facchinetti exiting Valentino
So the rumours are true. WWD is reporting that designer Alessandra Facchinetti is done at Valentino after only two seasons. Her S/S 09 show today will be her last.
Sources tell WWD that longtime Valentino accessories designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli will replace her as head of design.
But rumours also said that Giambattista Valli, who gave a stand-out collection yesterday, is still in consideration for being the company's creative director. The board of directors has to approve the creative director still so is time for another shake-up.
I do wish that Facchinetti was given more time to establish herself within the company rather than be given the boot so quickly. Her haute couture show was a great success and I thought she created beautiful clothes that were perfect for the Valentino woman.
I hope that the company won't suffer as a result of this.