Plus, Alber Elbaz is reportedly collaborating with Converse.
Let the fashion month musical chairs begin.
Schiaparelli's in-house team produced a collection that was much more modern than what we saw over the past year.
The designer, who left his job as creative director of Rochas to head up the creative revival of Schiaparelli, is no longer with the label.
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As the designer attempts to revamp the house, he must walk the tightrope between past and present.
More designer musical chairs!
It seems like things are finally happening at Schiaparelli. A year after Diego Della Valle announced he would revive the storied label, rumors of a creative director finally being named are swirling, and today Schiaparelli has confirmed that the inimitable Christian Lacroix has been tapped to design a limited-edition capsule collection.
The Schiaparelli relaunch has sort of become the Great Gatsby of the fashion industry--we've been hearing about it forever, but nothing's really happened. It was said that a creative director would be named last September, and yet, nothing, until now.
Three things you should know (and love) about Rochas' fall 2012 show: 1. For fall, designer Marco Zanini was inspired by the ceramics of Swedish ar
PARIS--For fall, Rochas' Marco Zanini presented a collection full of super luxe staples that looked tailor made for the closet of any Upper East Side old lady who lunches. There were perfect cashmere coats that hung just-so to reveal the collarbone, simple suiting and a-line skirts in gray-blue shantung paired with crew neck cashmere sweaters which were striped, printed, and raglan in deep plums and navy. A tight swirly floral print that you might find wallpapering your grandmother's salon (if you had a grandmother who would have a salon) showed up on on pants, jackets, and cocktail dresses. But while Rochas' lady is mature and refined, she's also got a sense of humor, exhibited by her choice in millinery: funny little fur hats perched atop her head, or a crocheted bonnet.
PARIS--This is Marco Zanini's fourth season designing for Rochas. Yet his short-lived tenure at Halston, as well Olivier Theysken's time at Rochas, is still very fresh in our minds. The good news: with every season, the Versace-schooled designer moves further and further away from those sticky associations, making Rochas his very own. For Spring 2011, Zanini sent out a solid collection of floral satin tops and bottoms and plain satin slip dresses. All with handkerchief-wrapped hair that first reminded us of babushkas, then of 1930s and '40s working mothers. It was as if Zanini had taken working class clothes and tinted them with wealth. But there were some straight-up princess pieces, too, including an off-white ball gown with the tiniest Swiss dots and a milkmaid frock printed with a distinctly Scandinavian textile. Zanini's certainly got a few fans in the American section. T's Sally Singer out-n-out cheered when the designer took his bow, and we could see Grace Coddington crack a smile. Wintour was there, too, but it's difficult to tell her expression behind those glasses. We're betting she was pleased. Click through for more looks.