Jil Sander, the designer best know for her well-tailored, kinda-but-not-really-affordable careerish clothes, has left the company which bears her name after continual fighting with the Prada Group and its head, Patrizio Bertelli. Sander's most recent collection received solid reviews in Milan, but Sander apparently felt a lack of respect from her Italian parent company. No respect for powerful, unemaciated women in fashion? Who knew. Women's Wear Daily plans on running the story tomorrow, but we've got the fancy pants preview after the jump.
It was a short-lived reunion: Prada Group said Tuesday that Jil Sander has left the company that bears her name. No further details were yet available, but Sander's departure comes just over a year after she rejoined the company after a bitter falling out with Prada Group head Patrizio Bertelli. Despite the occasional whispers over the last few months of clashes between her and Bertelli, things seemed to be on the right track the second time around. Only last month, Sander said of Bertelli, Maybe when I made the joint venture with Prada, I didn t take the time to understand whom I was marrying. The more we work together, the more we realize that we are similar. We are both entrepreneurs. We understand how to respect one another.
While the house is still in the red, the collection Sander showed in Milan in October, which was centered in the shirt, met with rave reviews and retailers highlighted it as one of the standouts of the season.