Word has it Rochas creative Marco Zanini is the latest designer name to be linked with Schiaparelli, the long-dormant brand that is expected to be relaunched this year.
WWD reported on Tuesday that Zanini is rumored to head to the brand after four years in his position as creative director of Rochas, but it's not certain what his role would be at the house.
Zanini held a variety of positions at houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Halston before coming to Rochas in 2009. He's the latest in a string of designers whose names have been mentioned as possible frontrunners for Schiaparelli, including Nicolas Ghesquière and Erdem Moralioglu.
Tod's owner Diego Della Valle announced that he would revive Schiaparelli — which he owns in addition to Tod's, Roger Vivier, Fay, and Hogan — last May, just before the work of Elsa Schiaparelli was put on display in the Costume Institute's Impossible Conversations exhibit.