SCHIAPARELLI BOUND?: Could Marco Zanini be headed to Schiaparelli? According to sources, the designer might be on his way to the storied brand, although the exact nature of his role could not be determined. Zanini, who cut his teeth at Versace, is not new to helping rejuvenate sleepy labels. After a two-year stint at Halston, he was tapped to revive the Rochas label in 2008. At Rochas, the designer added a touch of quirkiness to his offbeat retro classic style, indulging in his penchant for luxurious and exclusive fabrics. Zanini declined to comment on the rumors. A Schiaparelli spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.
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Diego Della Valle, chairman and chief executive officer of Tod’s Group, acquired Schiaparelli in 2006, with plans to relaunch it in mid-2013.
This story first appeared in the April 16, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.