Rodolfo Paglialunga photographed by Pierpaolo Ferrari, Jil Sander photographed by Peter Lindbergh
After wandering the fashion landscape without a leader since Jil Sander (the designer) left her own label (for the third time) in October, Jil Sander (the label) has a new creative director. Meet Rodolfo Paglialunga, formerly of Prada and Vionnet. Paglialunga told WWD, “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role. I have boundless admiration for the brand as I strongly believe in its pure vision and values. My aim is to carry forward the fusion between sophistication, luxury and innovation and bring the house [to] the next level.”
Jil Sander’s CEO Alessandro Cremonesi plans to focus the house’s development in the U.S. with Paglialunga. We’ll see the new creative director’s first collection for Jil Sander in September when showing spring 2015.
Is Manhattan not good enough for you anymore, Alex? Alexander Wang is moving his show to Brooklyn this coming season (as far away from Lincoln Center as possible, amiright?) He’s moving all the way to the Duggal Greenhouse near the Brooklyn Navy Yards. Quite the trek, but Wang is worth it.
Just in time for the men’s shows: Matthew Singer has left Neiman Marcus where he was men’s fashion director. The company’s SVP and Fashion DIrector Ken Downing will take the charge of replacing him and making sure things run smoothly in the mean time.
First lady fashion: Chirlane McCray, (de Blasio’s wife) is all about designer Anni Kuan, who in turn thinks of the first lady as a muse.