January 23, 2015

Alessandro Michele, the new Creative Director at Gucci

Gucci has a new Creative Director. The management of the Italian House and that of Kering, the luxury conglomerate to which it belongs and whose landmark brand it is, have made the announcement just after the showcasing of their fall-winter 2015-2016 collection.

It’s Alessandro Michele. He has been part of the team at the most world-prestigious Italian brand for no fewer than 12 years. After graduating at Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Rome, he worked as Senior Accessories Designer for Fendi. Then, handpicked by Tom Ford, he joined Gucci’s London creative office. Just 4 years later, in 2006, named Leather Goods Design Director, and, in May 2011, appointed Associate Creative Director to Frida Giannini.

He has a particular passion for interior design, as shown as Creative Director for Richard Ginori, the 280 years history Florentine porcelain artisan bought by Kering, as through the altogether fresh vision he has already shown on the Gucci menswear runway.

Keen to the spirit of their motto: ‘‘empowering imagination’’, Marco Bizzarri, Gucci President and CEO and François-Henri Pinault, Kering Chairman and CEO highlight Michele’s great leadership qualities, as well as the spirit of his creativity. ’’Alessandro Michele has both the qualities and the vision necessary to bring a new contemporary perspective to Gucci and lead the brand into an exciting new creative chapter of its history.’’ said Pinault.

Alessandro Michele Creative Director

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