Ralph Rucci is leaving his namesake line, which he created in 1994. A new creative director is expected to be named before the end of the year, and the in-house team will be responsible for creating the fall- and pre-fall collections. The creative director that takes Rucci's place will begin in time to design resort 2016. “We recognize the contribution, vision and talent of Mr. Rucci, and wish him well,” said Joey Laurenti, Ralph Rucci LLC’s chief executive officer. The reason for Rucci's departure is yet unknown.