Another day, another round of designer musical chairs — but this one is a bit of a shock.
Designer Ralph Rucci is leaving his namesake label "to pursue other creative endeavors," according to a release. A replacement has not yet been named; whoever takes over will start with the resort 2016 collection, with pre-fall and fall 2015 collections being designed by an in-house team.
Widely considered one of America's only couturiers, Rucci has been designing since 1981, and launched his high-end line Chado Ralph Rucci in 1994, which he renamed Ralph Rucci in 2013. The reasons for his departure are currently unknown.
This post has been updated to reflect information from the Ralph Rucci company.