Legendary fashion house Schiaparelli may soon have to start its search for a new creative leader, if the rumours surrounding Marco Zanini potential departure hold some truth.

Sources close to the fashion house claim that Zanini is not happy working at the revived brand, which was acquired by the head of Tod's Group, Diego Della Valle in 2007. The designer is said to have an eye on the door, with one source revealing to WWD the Zanini feels the brand “is not exactly his fit”.

The Milanese-born designer first joined Schiaparelli last September, after leaving his role at Rochas to become creative director for the fashion house, overseeing the Haute Couture and Prêt-à-couture collections. He presented his first prêt-à-couture collection for the brand this July, during Paris Couture week.

Schiaparelli, founded by Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, first became famous in the late 1920s. However, due to financial issues, it was closed down in the 1950s before being acquired by Della Valle. Zanini was the first designer to work for the acclaimed fashion house in over fifty years.





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