This week marked Alessandra Facchinetti's couture debut for the house of Valentino. Don't know what the fashion wags will say, but in my humble opinion, the collection was pretty rad; it evoked the Jackie O class that V is famous for but felt more vital, even though something unspecific about the makeup really bothered me. I didn't know much about the new designer, save that she'd been at Gucci and was kind of a dark-horse choice to fill Valentino's Italian loafers. But check out how awesome this trivia is: "Father is Roby Facchinetti, singer and keyboard player for Italian rock band Pooh. Brother is rapper DJ Francesco." Groovy! (Selected images begin below.)

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