Marco Zanini talks Schiaparelli

His thoughts on his new role

After months of rumour and speculation, Marco Zanini was finally revealed as the new creative director of Schiaparelli yesterday. And now, after all the whispers, we get to hear what the man himself has to say about his appointment.

Speaking to WWD yesterday he said, ‘The biggest and most interesting challenge is to bring Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy to the present and the future. She had an exceptional, incredible and intelligent approach; she was ahead of her times. The most interesting thing is to make her contemporary and current.’


The house has been shuttered since in 1954, and Diego Della Valle, owner of the Tod’s group, bought it in 2006. Christian Lacroix acted as guest designer last season, conjuring its first couture collection. But Zanini will present the next in January before unveiling the first RTW collection in February

‘The project is based on excellence and quality, and a product linked to the future. I think my great passion for these elements played a key role in my appointment,’ says Zanini. We can’t wait to see how he interprets Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy.

See the Christian Lacroix for Schiaparelli couture collection

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