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September 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Valentino Fashion Group said Wednesday it has appointed Alessandra Facchinetti, a 35-year-old Italian, as the fashion house's creative director for womenswear, a day after Valentino announced his resignation as head designer. Facchinetti previously worked at Gucci, where she took over from Tom Ford. She said she aims to present her first Valentino collection in March. Valentino Garavani, 75, said Tuesday he was stepping down as head designer of the fashion house after 45 years in the business.
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February 27, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Anne Hathaway surprised the fashion world by wearing Prada -- not Valentino -- to the Academy Awards on Sunday. It was a surprise because the actress is personally close to Valentino Garavani, who even designed her wedding gown. What happened? Hathaway's representative has now released a statement explaining that she had planned to wear a Valentino creation to the Oscars, but at the last minute -- well, Saturday night -- discovered it was very similar to a gown someone else planned to wear.
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January 24, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The presence of Valentino Garavani, founder of the brand that bears his name, created quite the buzz at the Valentino haute couture show Wednesday. Well-wishers made a beeline to his front row seat, beside longtime partner Giancarlo Giacommetti. Now that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli design the line, we asked Valentino's opinion of the label's direction. "I like it very much," he replied. "It is keeping the mood and spell of Valentino and that is very important. " Also on scene were the VVIP fashion pack including editors Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine, Glenda Bailey of Harper's Bazaar and Carine Roitfeld of CR Fashion Book, formerly of Paris Vogue.
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January 24, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The presence of Valentino Garavani, founder of the brand that bears his name, created quite the buzz at the Valentino haute couture show Wednesday. Well-wishers made a beeline to his front row seat, beside longtime partner Giancarlo Giacommetti. Now that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli design the line, we asked Valentino's opinion of the label's direction. "I like it very much," he replied. "It is keeping the mood and spell of Valentino and that is very important. " Also on scene were the VVIP fashion pack including editors Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine, Glenda Bailey of Harper's Bazaar and Carine Roitfeld of CR Fashion Book, formerly of Paris Vogue.
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February 27, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Anne Hathaway surprised the fashion world by wearing Prada -- not Valentino -- to the Academy Awards on Sunday. It was a surprise because the actress is personally close to Valentino Garavani, who even designed her wedding gown. What happened? Hathaway's representative has now released a statement explaining that she had planned to wear a Valentino creation to the Oscars, but at the last minute -- well, Saturday night -- discovered it was very similar to a gown someone else planned to wear.
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November 30, 1990 | MARY ROURKE
You can never be too thin or too rich. Except maybe now. This week, as Paris-based designer Valentino Garavani swept through Beverly Hills in a blaze of invitations for parties at Spago and l'Orangerie, the Bistro Garden and his own new boutique at Two Rodeo Drive, he wondered. "Some say it's not chic to spend right now," he began. "Others just feel cautious. There is a financial crisis all around the world."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2009 | KENNETH TURAN, FILM CRITIC
"Valentino: The Last Emperor," the title of a new documentary about the icon of haute couture, may sound like canny hyperbole, but once you've seen this smart and incisive film, it will seem like a simple statement of fact. For one thing, Valentino Garavani, a fashion designer so celebrated only his first name is necessary, certainly lives like an emperor. When he travels, it's by private jet with his six pugs always in attendance, or on his 152-foot yacht with a full-time staff of 11.
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April 9, 2009 | Chris Lee
Valentino Garavani was claiming his place in the sun. In Beverly Hills last week to discuss his 45-year run as founder, figurehead and creative visionary behind the $1-billion-plus fashion empire bearing his name -- Valentino -- the Italian designer resisted a valet's efforts to move him beneath a rooftop pool cabana at a Beverly Hills hotel, preferring to remain in the hard glare of afternoon sunlight.
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November 3, 2000 | Stories by VALLI HERMAN--COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
It's clear from the moment that designer Valentino swings open the heavily carved door of his elegant Place Vendome office here that the 40 years of living with and designing for the jet set have been exceptionally kind. Perpetually tanned, perfectly coiffed and framed in a pale blue cashmere scarf, Valentino is as close to beautiful as any man of 68 can be.
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August 19, 2001
Cerruti Arte beige trench coat, $2,090, over black mini-dress, $565, at Cerruti, New York. Giorgio Armani suede beret. Chanel Fine Jewelry white-gold and diamond earrings, charm necklace, and pearl and diamond ring. Opposite: Alexander McQueen sage-green jacket, $1,000, and jodhpurs, $560, at select Neiman Marcus stores. Michael Kors cotton scarf shirt, $395, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills. FRED Paris earrings and white-gold and diamond watch. Chanel leather gloves. Tod's bag.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2009 | Chris Lee
Valentino Garavani was claiming his place in the sun. In Beverly Hills last week to discuss his 45-year run as founder, figurehead and creative visionary behind the $1-billion-plus fashion empire bearing his name -- Valentino -- the Italian designer resisted a valet's efforts to move him beneath a rooftop pool cabana at a Beverly Hills hotel, preferring to remain in the hard glare of afternoon sunlight.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2009 | KENNETH TURAN, FILM CRITIC
"Valentino: The Last Emperor," the title of a new documentary about the icon of haute couture, may sound like canny hyperbole, but once you've seen this smart and incisive film, it will seem like a simple statement of fact. For one thing, Valentino Garavani, a fashion designer so celebrated only his first name is necessary, certainly lives like an emperor. When he travels, it's by private jet with his six pugs always in attendance, or on his 152-foot yacht with a full-time staff of 11.
NEWS
September 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Valentino Fashion Group said Wednesday it has appointed Alessandra Facchinetti, a 35-year-old Italian, as the fashion house's creative director for womenswear, a day after Valentino announced his resignation as head designer. Facchinetti previously worked at Gucci, where she took over from Tom Ford. She said she aims to present her first Valentino collection in March. Valentino Garavani, 75, said Tuesday he was stepping down as head designer of the fashion house after 45 years in the business.
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November 3, 2000 | Stories by VALLI HERMAN--COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
It's clear from the moment that designer Valentino swings open the heavily carved door of his elegant Place Vendome office here that the 40 years of living with and designing for the jet set have been exceptionally kind. Perpetually tanned, perfectly coiffed and framed in a pale blue cashmere scarf, Valentino is as close to beautiful as any man of 68 can be.
NEWS
November 30, 1990 | MARY ROURKE
You can never be too thin or too rich. Except maybe now. This week, as Paris-based designer Valentino Garavani swept through Beverly Hills in a blaze of invitations for parties at Spago and l'Orangerie, the Bistro Garden and his own new boutique at Two Rodeo Drive, he wondered. "Some say it's not chic to spend right now," he began. "Others just feel cautious. There is a financial crisis all around the world."
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Carly Rae Jepsen had the best of both worlds when it comes to fashion at the Fourth Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York City on Thursday night. To perform, the singer wore a cobalt blue trouser suit from L.A.M.B. But before that, she got to be all girly on the red carpet in a diaphanous white gown with a yellow underlay from Carlie Wong's spring 2013 collection. PHOTOS: The Fourth Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala Other notable looks included Uma Thurman in a strapless fuchsia gown by Atelier Versace and Jennifer Lopez in a skin-tight, high-necked, long-sleeved gown by Tom Ford.
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April 3, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Sometime between "Harry Potter" and her current film "Noah," actress Emma Watson, 23, found time to qualify as a meditation and yoga instructor, she tells Elle Australia . The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has mounted a new exhibition extolling Italian style, “The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014.” The opening-night cocktail party and dinner Tuesday included guests  Rita Ora, Elizabeth McGovern, Tom Ford ...
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