Ralph Rucci has left the label he founded, reports WWD. “We recognize the contribution, vision and talent of Mr. Rucci, and wish him well,” said CEO Joey Laurenti in an official statement. There is no word yet on why the designer abruptly departed.
The company is expected to name a new creative director before the first of the year; Rucci’s successor will debut with Resort 2016. Pre-Fall and Fall 2015 will be designed by the in-house team.
Ralph Rucci began his career in 1981 and launched his high-end line, Chado Ralph Rucci, in 1994.