Creative Director Rodolfo Paglialunga Departs Jil Sander

by Paige Reddinger

Jil Sander announced the departure of creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga. The designer has been with the brand for the last three years and succeeded founder Jil Sander, who had briefly returned to her namesake label from 2012 to 2013. Sander also served as creative director from 2003 to 2004. She founded the label in 1973 and was the creative director continuously until 2000. In 1999, she sold a majority stake to the Prada Group. Paglialunga worked for many years at Prada and briefly at Vionnet before joining Jil Sander.

“We decided to terminate our professional journey with Rodolfo Paglialunga together with the designer himself,” said Alessandra Bettari, CEO of the brand owned by the Japanese Group OLG. “We want to deeply thank Paglialunga for his great job at Jil Sander and the respect he paid to the brand’s DNA”.

Paglialunga added, “It was a great pleasure to collaborate with everyone in Jil Sander and to give my contribution in the brand’s history and legacy.” His last collection for Jil Sander was his women’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection. And so another round of designer musical chairs begins…


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