Reports: Rochas Gets a New Designer?

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Alessandro Dell'Acqua attends The Vogue Fashion Fund Who Is On Next? party dring Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2012 at Palazzo Morando on September 22, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Last season, rumors emerged that Rochas designer Marco Zanini (formerly of Halston and Versace) was headed to the newly reopened house of Schiaparelli. Those reports were never confirmed, perhaps because his replacement hadn't been found yet. But according to today's Times, that will change soon: Italian designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who stepped down from his leadership role at Les Copains today, is said to be taking Zanini's place after Rochas shows in Paris next week, at which point Zanini will head to Schiaparelli (and spearhead its revival for real, hooray). We can expect further clarifications — or rather, confirmations — from Paris next week.