Vanessa Seward Out At Azzaro-------
Another day, another designer departure. The house of Azzaro announced today that its longtime creative director, Vanessa Seward (left), will no longer be helming the label. Seward has been with Azzaro since 2002, when designer and founder Loris Azzaro named her his first assistant; following his death in 2003, Seward took on the role of creative director. In recent days, Azzaro has gained an editorial and celebrity foothold, showing its collection in its salon in Paris and scoring red-carpet coups like Natalie Portman, who wore a bejeweled, strapless Azzaro frock to collect her Screen Actors Guild Award for Black Swan this year. Seward’s successor will be announced soon.