Valentino Garavani and Mario Valentino bury the hatchet across the Atlantic

In conflict for years, the renowned fashion house and the leather goods and shoe designer Mario Valentino have reached an agreement in the United States. But other lawsuits are still ongoing in Italy…


Battle of the weak against the strong? Or a fight between a highly notorious luxury house and a company seeking to parasitize it?


It’s difficult to comment on the long-standing conflict between the famous Haute Couture House of Valentino Garavani, better known simply as Valentino, founded in 1960 in Rome, and its compatriot, the leather goods brand Mario Valentino, founded in 1952 in Naples by the eponymous designer.


This war is currently experiencing a truce in the United States, but the fire is not yet extinguished, particularly in Italy…


Across the Atlantic, Valentino Garavani and Mario Valentino have thus smoked the peace pipe. On June 14th, the two belligerents explained that they had reached an agreement in the federal court of California, ending the dispute that had opposed them since 2019.


Non-aggression agreement

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Photo credit: © Valentino


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Sophie Michentef
Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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