We wish one of the impossible conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada had been about who should replace the former for a brand revival forty years after her death. But it wasn’t, and there have been disappointingly few rumors (at least compared to Dior), so we decided to have that conversation ourselves.
Our list is a mix of rumored candidates, speculations and suggestions from other editors and designers, and some people we just think might be interesting.
It could really be anyone. While he’s already re-opened the maison and hired a spokesperson and a CEO, Schiaparelli owner Diego Della Valle hasn’t yet announced a creative director (though recent reports say he will “soon”). Until then, though, we’ll just have to speculate.
From John Galliano to Iris Apfel, click through for the 17 people we think could revive Schiaparelli and a little rationale for each one. And tell us who you think should take over in the comments!