Valentino bid his final adieu to the fashion world at his Spring Couture show in Paris last week. "This environment is no longer stimulating. I certainly won't miss the fashion world. It's ruined! Everybody's doing the same things. What's missing is challenge, creativity, cheerfulness. These days it's all about numbers! To continue working in an environment which says nothing in particular to me would be a bore," he said. I'm sure Val won't be anywhere near bored on his upcoming travels to Brazil, Russia, and Switzerland.