The Italian designer who left Gucci in 2007 has been dogged by rumours that she does not see eye to eye with Valentino's CEO and managing board on design direction or the cost of producing her collections.
It is reported, but not confirmed, that Facchinetti (pictured) will be succeeded by Valentino's accessories designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, just as she was succeeded by accessories chief Frida Gianinni at Gucci.
Backstage just a few hours ago Valentino's CEO Stefano Sassi said that there will be confirmation of the situation shortly.
Come back tomorrow to see all the pics form this afternoon's catwalk show.
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 3rd October 2008More