Marco Zanini may already be packing his bags at Schiaparelli. According to WWD, the designer is unhappy at the relaunched couture brand, owned by Diego Della Valle, the chairman and CEO of Tod’s Group.
Della Valle hired Zanini as creative director last September. Previously, he had served as the creative director for Rochas and racked up stints at Versace, Halston and Dolce & Gabbana. The Milan-born designer presented his first couture collection in January and his first prêt-à-couture collection in July, which was sold exclusively at Schiaparelli’s Place Vendome salon. Despite solid reviews, sources at WWD are whispering that Zanini thinks the label “is not exactly his fit.” After moves at Carven, Oscar de la Renta and Nina Ricci this fall, it looks like the fashion merry-go-round isn’t slowing down any time soon.