French house Schiaparelli rose to prominence in the 1900s, powered by Elsa Schiaparelli’s whimsical designs. Her modern day counterpart Marco Zanini – who had a brief one-year term at the house – was a perfect fit for its exuberant spirit. Now, months after the house announced Zanini’s departure we hear they’ve roped in Bertrand Guyon as the design director.
Guyon will be responsible for Schiaparelli’s ready-to-wear line and couture. The École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne graduate is leaving Valentino after seven years to move into his new office. He’s previously worked at Givenchy and Christian Lacroix. And his first collection for Schiaparelli will be seen as early as July, at Couture Fashion Week.
Flip through the gallery to revisit the pieces he helped create at Valentino