Schiaparelli's in-house team produced a collection that was much more modern than what we saw over the past year.
Tod's has announced that Alessandra Facchinetti will take over as creative director beginning next month. While not a household name herself, the Italian designer has worked for several.
A few weeks ago Diego Della Valle, the Italian businessman who's relaunching the Schiaparelli label, annoucned that he'd name a designer "soon." Well, it looks like "soon" just turned to "later," according to WWD. Farida Khelfa, who's a spokeswoman for the label, told editors at a luncheon in Paris that the first Schiaparelli show will be in "June or July." The first show had been tentatively planned for January, so that's a pretty significant delay. The reason?
Last night, the first night of Milan fashion week, I trekked over to the Katie Grand for Hogan party at the historical (but not old by Milan standards) Casa degli Atellani. Amidst handfuls of parmesan and gulps of cocktails (jet lag cure), I managed to steal a few minutes with the woman of the hour: Katie Grand herself. Read on to see what the influential stylist (and now designer) had to say on how the collaboration came about, what the process was like--and why she's a bit competitive with Choupette.
Does a famous fashion house even need a designer? Based on the Schiaparelli house's latest activities, it doesn't seem entirely necessary--at least
Nearly forty years after her death, Elsa Schiaparelli is once again the designer of the moment: She's the subject of this year's Costume Institute exhibit at the Met, and now, thanks to Italian businessman Diego Della Valle, her label is set to enjoy a revival later this year, WWD is reporting.