Jil Sander's Creative Director Departs
JIL SANDER creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga has exited his position, the brand has confirmed this morning. Paglialunga had been at the helm of the fashion house for three years and showed his last collection for the house at Milan Fashion Week last month.
“We decided to terminate our professional journey with Rodolfo Paglialunga together with the designer himself,” said CEO Alessandra Bettari. “We want to deeply thank Paglialunga for his great job at Jil Sander and the respect he paid to the brand’s DNA”.
Paglialunga took over the reins from the label’s eponymous founder herself in 2014, who had returned to the label after a nine-year hiatus in 2012 (during which time Raf Simons enjoyed nearly a decade of success in the creative director chair). After only a year in the role, she departed the brand for the third time in 2013, leaving the position unfilled until Paglialunga – formerly womenswear design director at Prada and creative director at Vionnet – made his debut for spring/summer 2015.
Paglialunga – whose next move is unknown, but will no doubt be the subject of speculation given the number of top positions yet to be filled at houses including Roberto Cavalli and Givenchy – said this morning: “It was a great pleasure to collaborate with everyone in Jil Sander and to give my contribution in the brand’s history and legacy.”