It’s been just about a year since Schiaparelli, the infamous French fashion house which was once the subject of the Met’s 2012 Costume Institute exhibit, announced that they would be reviving their company, after almost 50 years.
Since the fashion house’s relaunch, they’ve been in the news constantly, yet nothing has really happened. Speculation left and right has led us to believe that they’d never reach their goal of actually revamping their entire company.
It was said that a new creative director would be named last September, and yet, nothing has happened until now. Now, Schiaparelli has finally given their loyal followers some good news:
The fashion world has good reason to believe that head of Rochas, Marco Zanini, will soon be taking up a new position as the creative director for the re-launched House of Schiaparelli.
This is a perfect match, as Zanini is one of our generation’s most creative talents, and an infamous house, such as Schiaparelli, needs a designer with that level of talent. Zanini’s resume is certainly impressive. He was once an assistant at Dolce & Gabbana, was Donatella Versace’s right arm, and was once the head of Halston.
He has since held up residency at Rochas, and his work is absolutely beautiful. Whether the rumors are true or not, it’s safe to say that Zanini would be well equipped to take on the legendary fashion house, and bring it into a new Century.
Ally Batista | Elite.