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.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"