Marco, We Hardly Knew You: Schiaparelli Will Appoint New Creative Director “Soon”

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After a brief tenure, the House of Schiaparelli has announced creative director, Marco Zanini’s departure. He left Rochas to come on to the house in September 2013.

As for his replacement? So far, Schiaparelli has said only that someone new will be appointed “soon”. 

“The House of Schiaparelli is looking towards its future while transcending the aesthetic codes created by Elsa Schiaparelli. It follows a dynamic where a contemporary spirit meets its founder’s daring personality.”

12 Must-See Fashion Exhibits for 2012

If you’re still kicking yourself for missing the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty retrospective, there are twelve ways to fill your fashion exhibit void this year. MTV FORA has put together a solid list of displays across the globe, and it features everything from the Azzedine Alaïa exhibit in Holland (one displayed creation pictured) to the highly-anticipated Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs tribute in Paris. See the roundup—which includes three events that you can catch right here in New York—after the jump.

1. Christian Louboutin at the Design Museum, London (March 28 – July 1, 2012)

2. Azzedine Alaïa at the Groninger Museum, Holland (December 11, 2011 – May 6, 2012)

3. Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada at the Met, New York (May 10 – August 19, 2012)

4. Coco Chanel at the Mint Museum Randolph, North Carolina (May 21, 2011 – February 26, 2012)

5. Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (November 13, 2011 – February 12, 2012)

6. James Bond Style at The Barbican, London (April 2012) 

7. Fashion, A-Z at the FIT Museum, New York (November 29, 2011 – May 8, 2012)

8. Diana Vreeland at the Fortuny Museum, Italy (March 2012)

9. Yves Saint Laurent at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado (March 25 – July 8, 2012)

10. Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs at Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris (March 9 – September 16, 2012)

11. 50 Years of CFDA at the FIT Museum, New York (February 10 – April 17, 2012)

12. David LaChapelle at the Seoul Art Center, North Korea (November 22, 2011 – February 26, 2012)

Score Elsa Schiaparelli’s Brilliant Baubles Before the Costume Institute Exhibit

Although we’ve always been fans of Moda Operandi’s super limited-edition trunk shows, we’re particularly excited about today’s offerings. In anticipation of the upcoming Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s must-see exhibit starting May 10 (that’s next Thursday!), the runway-to-closet platform is hosting an exclusive sale of Schiaparelli’s extremely rare vintage jewelry. Major.

Known for collaborating with artists like Salvador Dali and Meret Oppenheim, Schiaparelli’s work is wearable art at its finest. Inspired by surrealism, each transcending piece is bold yet timeless, allowing the owner to wear it for a lifetime and pass on as an heirloom for generations to come. Although this jewelry certainly doesn’t come cheap (the pictured brooch will set you back $1,150), they’re the type of grown-up statement pieces that turn up once in a lifetime, for real. 
 
Highlights from the sale—which is going on right this second and ends on May 9—include the aforementioned Moon Rock brooch (it’s from the 1960s and features faced blue moon rock stones, iridescent pearlized cabochons, and aurora borealis-finished rhinestone accents – imagine flaunting that at a dinner party), an amazing crystal cluster brooch with iridescent green jelly bean-like beads and matching earrings, and these 1950s drop earrings that feature faceted blue glass stones, faux pearl accents, and more aurora borealis action.  
 
Oh, and these are all one-of-a-kind (seriously, there’s only one of each item), so sign up and snap up here.
 
Photo courtesy of Moda Operandi

Links: Britney Spears Hangs Out, Dakota Fanning in ‘Twilight’ Sequel

● Now there’s video of Britney Spears exclaiming that her “lady part” is hanging out of her effing bedazzled leotard. Classy. [TMZ] ● Someone on eBay is selling an original Elsa Schiaparelli compact powder box constructed by Salvador Dali from a rotary phone dial. This piece of eccentricity can be yours for any bid over $710. [Ebay] ● No Doubt is gearing up for an appearance on Gossip Girl and a summer tour. The theme of the tour, according to guitarist Tom Dumont, is from the film A Clockwork Orange. So they’re a 90s ska band singing an 80s cover song on GG, performing against a 60s-styled stage. Got it. [Buzznet]

● Quentin Tarantino tried getting into Webster Hall dressed in rags and “full bum make-up” (whatever that means) recently, explaining it was for a film shooting up the street. After a moment the bouncers let him in, as he did direct Pulp Fiction. [P6] ● Dakota Fanning will be quite busy this school year; yesterday, the 15-year-old was confirmed to be in the Twilight sequel New Moon, and now she’ll play Cherie Currie in The Runaways biopic. [DListed] ● Here’s a seriously random list of the worst TV theme songs. The best of the worst include Blossom, The Love Boat, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. [Pajiba]