FROM PARIS TO ROME: Valentino said Monday that it would skip its couture show in Paris in July, opting for Rome instead. The fashion house will hold its fall couture show in the Italian capital on July 10 to celebrate the opening of its new flagship in the city’s Piazza Mignanelli, near the company’s historic headquarters overlooking the Spanish Steps. Valentino will then resume its slot in Paris, showing its spring couture collection in the French capital in January 2016.

The Italian brand is also planning an event in New York on Dec. 10 to mark the opening of its Fifth Avenue boutique. A special couture collection will be presented on that occasion.

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