The revival of the once legendary fashion house is one of the most anticipated Paris fashion events of recent years.
"Schiaparelli symbolizes the capacity to think and create in a different way. My wish is to make this mythical house live again," said Zanini in a statement Monday.
Though Elsa Schiaparelli, the hated rival of Coco Chanel, is no longer a household name — her business folded in 1954, and she died in 1973 — her influential design firsts have lived on: newspaper prints, exposed zippers, perfume bottles in the female form, shocking pink and — arguably — the first woman's power suit.
Zanini will reveal his first collection during Paris couture week in January.