There are rumors that Valentino has offered 500 million dollars to own Balmain, the fashion signature which was founded by French designer Pierre Balmain in 1945, and whose most recent owner, Alain Hivelin, died in 2014.

Let's remember that Valentino, the iconic Italian fashion house founded by Valentino Garavagi, now belongs to the Royal Family of Qatar, which also owns Harrods.

At the moment it is not defined the future of Balmain, since there are others stakeholders interested in acquiring the firm. However, Valentino is now the one whit the best chance to achieve it and certainly the most appropriate to do something outstanding with the brand´s fate.