Following rumors of his departure, Marco Zanini has left his position at Schiaparelli, according to several sources at The New York Times. According to Style editor Stuart Emmrich, the designer and the house have parted ways, as per a “terse statement” the design house released today.
The house confirmed it is on the hunt for a new creative director, which it will soon announce. Apparently, things were rocky between Zanini and his employers because T magazine claims the brand outright fired the designer. “The House of Schiaparelli is looking towards its future while transcending the aesthetic codes created by Elsa Schiaparelli,” the house said in a statement. “It follows a dynamic where a contemporary spirit meets its founder’s daring personality.”