Fashion designer Valentino resigns
Fashion Designer Valentino has confirmed he is to retire.
In a statement, the 74-year-old said: ‘At this time, I have decided that is the perfect moment to say adieu to the world of fashion. As the English say, I would like to leave the party when it is still full.’
It has been rumoured that the celebrated designer would step down following his 45th anniversary, which was celebrated in Rome this June. However, Clemente Ludovico Garavani Valentino – to give him his full name – will instead complete one final ready-to-wear collection and a couture season, before leaving the fashion house that bears his name.