Schiaparelli Names Its Creative Director. Welcome, Marco Zanini!

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As rumors predicted, former Rochas designer Marco Zanini will be taking the helm at the recently revived Schiaparelli fashion house. Following the Prada-partnered Met Ball exhibit and last summer's capsule collection from Christian Lacroix, this new announcement truly puts the wheels in motion to create new designs from a label that was closed by Elsa Schiaparelli herself in 1954.

As WWD reports, Zanini — who presented his final runway show for Rochas just last week after an eight year tenure — is expected to release a new Schiaparelli collection at the couture shows in January. The brand is calling it "pret-à-couture," and, as the story reports, we can expect it to be an elevated and super-luxe kind of ready-to-wear. Of course — and no pressure, Marco — we have high, high hopes for the brand's revival and are excited to see how the designer takes the beauty he's infused at Rochas to a brand that upholds the great Schiaparelli name. (WWD)

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