Marco Zanini to Helm Rochas?


The house of Rochas closed operations two years ago owing to financial difficulties, but Procter & Gamble is bringing it back. New Rochas ready-to-wear will debut in March 2009, and word on the street is Marco Zanini is in talks to head-design. You may recall Zanini presented the first collection for revived Halston back in February. He then got sacked in July, even though he was said to have designed the spring 2009 collection that walked last month. Bigwigs at Procter & Gamble say they're looking at a number of candidates for the position. But considering Zanini's Halston wares sold well overseas despite mixed reviews, he might not be a bad choice.

Marco Zanini in Play for Rochas [Fashion Week Daily]
The Return Of Rochas [British Vogue]