2 posts tagged "Shakeups"
Following months of rumors, reports this morning suggest that Marc Jacobs—who has served as Louis Vuitton’s creative director since 1997—may not renew his contract with the storied French house. French publication Challenges asserted that Jacobs’ departure had already been approved internally. Furthermore, an anonymous source hinted to Reuters that Nicolas Ghesquière was being considered as Jacobs’ replacement. Another source, however, stated that “nothing has been decided yet.” Vuitton and Jacobs—who is set to show his Spring ’14 collection for the house on Wednesday, October 2—have yet to comment on the potential shake-up.
It seems as though the rumors, which began to swirl last week, are true. Rochas announced today that Alessandro Dell’Acqua—who stepped down from Les Copains last week, and also heads up his own range, No. 21—has been appointed as the new creative director at the French house. Dell’Acqua replaces Marco Zanini, who breathed new life into the brand after Olivier Theyskens’ departure in 2008. Word on the street is that Zanini is heading to the recently revived house of Schiaparelli—and perhaps, considering the success he’s had at Rochas, he is just the man for the job. That being said, he’ll have some pretty big shoes to fill. Schiaparelli has yet to comment.