In July, Mayhoola for Investments, an investment vehicle backed by a private investor group from Qatar, agreed to acquire Valentino Fashion Group SpA. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Milan-based sources peg the price tag at around 700 million euros, or $907 million at current exchange.
The agreement was signed between Mayhoola and Red & Black Lux Sarl, a company indirectly controlled by Permira Funds in partnership with the Marzotto family.
Through the acquisition of VFG, Mayhoola acquires 100 percent of Valentino SpA and the M Missoni licensed business. The MCS Marlboro Classics is being carved out from VFG and will remain under the ownership of Red & Black, which will also continue its majority ownership of Hugo Boss.
Madonna turns 59 today, marking another year of show-stopping, one-of-a-kind bold looks from the singer. To celebrate, we took a look at the superstar's most memorable fashion moments. Here, Madonna sits front row at Versace's spring runway show in 1995. See more exclusive photos from the #wwdarchive on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Cédric Dordevic)
WWD asked a handful of creative directors to evaluate the September covers of leading women's fashion magazines. How do they think the covers this year compare with years gone by, and what do they say about the current status of the publication? Link in bio. (GIF by @hypebreast)
"Stephen King is such a master, but I don't like being scared - there's enough that's really scary. How about the morning's news?" says Holland Taylor in an interview with WWD. See what else the actress said about starring in the TV adaptation of King's thriller "Mr. Mercedes" on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)