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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.


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Jess1686 Jess1686 9 years
Save the drama for your momma Val
TFS TFS 9 years
i agree with him. IM thee next fashion icon! :D check link on my sugar profile. ;]
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
i can't really blame him for saying it. it's kind of true. i mean, i guess it's a good way to go out right? some people like that, causing drama. and maybe that will spark people. when people get mad, they do stuff about it. the bad causes a lot of good.
curlygirly curlygirly 9 years
You know, it's funny... I can see why people would think his statement was rude, but I can't help agreeing with him. I was flipping through my last two issues of Harper's Bazaar (Spring Preview & Spring Fashion), and realized that there was not ONE page I wanted to rip out and save as an inspiration. Page after page after page of ugly, trendy, here-one-season-gone-forever sh*t. I looked at each page and thought, "Who but a desperate fashion victim would be seen in public in this stuff???" I think that's what Valentino is realizing as well... The classic iconic style of Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Dorothy Dandridge, and Jackie O. is lost on current generations, and the world of fashion is a sadder place for it...
NYYPrincess NYYPrincess 9 years
Love his designs and his statements. The fashion world has certainly changed since he began.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Holy tan...
pequeña pequeña 9 years
While I think there's still creativity in the fashion world, he's also partly right. Nowadays it's all about the trend. He always wanted to create timeless pieces. I'll miss Valentino.
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
He is such an amazing designer.. I wont certainly forget him and I really like his quote.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
Wow, Valentino. What a diva. Well, his designs are gorgeous but if he doesn't want to be in fashion anymore then dos vadanya.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Yikes he doesn't mince words!! :O
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
There is nothing wrong with saying how you really feel. Saying anything else is nothing but a lie.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I love his designs and while he has a right to his own opinion, I do think he statement was a bit rude since this is the industry that made him an icon.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
Well gee Val, don't hold anything back. Is anyone else totally taken aback by his orangeness?
mommie mommie 9 years
No sympathy here. He's walking away while still an icon. Maybe he just doesn't have any creativity left.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
haha, I love that quote.
redegg redegg 9 years
Ha! I love his bitchslap to the fashionworld. Good luck to him. :)
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Oh, he's being a diva. I still see creativity in the fashion world. Best wishes, though. He definitely was a creator.
wren1 wren1 9 years
Hmm, biting the hand that feeds him (and he was fed very, very well)?
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Well, dang... tell us how you really feel. Although I do appreciate him voicing that opinion; I'm sure it is really different than when he started. But I think there's still plenty of creativity in the fashion world!
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