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Sabato De Sarno is Gucci's new Creative Director

Jan 30, 2023 France
Sabato De Sarno is Gucci's new Creative Director
The French-based Kering has announced that Sabato De Sarno, currently the fashion director of men's and women's ready-to-wear at Valentino, will assume the role of Creative Director of Gucci
"I am delighted that Sabato will join Gucci as the House's new Creative Director, one of the most influential roles in the luxury industry. Having worked with a number of Italy's most renowned luxury fashion houses, he brings with him a vast and relevant experience. I am certain that through Sabato’s deep understanding and appreciation for Gucci's unique legacy, he will lead our creative teams with a distinctive vision that will help write this exciting next chapter, reinforcing the House's fashion authority while capitalizing on its rich heritage", commented Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci.

The Italian fashion designer began his career at Prada in 2005, moving later to Dolce & Gabbana. In 2009, he joined Valentino, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, finally being named Fashion director overseeing both men's and women's collections. As Gucci's new Creative Director, he is expected to define and express the House's Design vision across the women's, men's, leather goods, accessories, and lifestyle collections. The luxury group added that he will present his debut runway collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023.

"One hundred and two years after Guccio Gucci opened his first store in Florence, Gucci remains one of the most iconic, prominent and influential luxury houses in the world", highlighted François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering. "With Sabato De Sarno at the creative helm, we are confident that the House will continue both to influence fashion and culture through highly desirable products and collections, and to bring a singular and contemporary perspective to modern luxury", he concluded.

De Sarno succeeds Alessandro Michele, who surprisingly exited Gucci last November.

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