Sabato De Sarno is the new designer of Gucci the

Sabato De Sarno is the new designer of Gucci, the first show of September

by Paola Pollo

He replaces Alessandro Michele and was part of the Valentino team after working at Prada and Dolce&Gabbana. The news came unexpectedly at the end of the haute couture shows in Paris

Sabato De Sarno is the new Gucci stylist. He replaces Alessandro Michele, the designer, who surprisingly left in December 2022 after seven years.An unexpected appointment, as well as the departure of Michele, who had successfully led the Maison from 2015 to 2022.The news came unexpectedly at the end of those in these days taking place Haute Couture shows in Paris.

De Sarno, who grew up in Naples, began his career at Prada in 2005, then moved to Dolce & Gabbana before joining Valentino in 2009, where he held positions of increasing responsibility for the men’s and women’s collections until his appointment as Fashion Director care for.

“I am deeply honored to take on the role of creative director at Gucci,” said De Sarno. I am proud to be part of a Maison with such an exceptional history and legacy, which over the years has been able to embrace and maintain the values ​​I believe in. I am moved and excited to bring my creative vision to the brand. De Sarno will present her first catwalk collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023.

In his new role, De Sarno will lead the Maison’s design studio, reporting to Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci, who is responsible for driving the Maison’s creative vision through women’s, men’s, leather goods, accessories and lifestyle -Define and express collections.

I’m delighted to have Sabato join Gucci as the Maison’s new creative director, one of the most influential positions in the luxury sector – said Bizzarri –. Having worked with some of the most prestigious Italian luxury fashion houses, he brings extensive and relevant experience. I am confident that through his deep understanding and appreciation of Gucci’s unique heritage, Sabato will guide our creative teams with a distinctive vision that will help write this exciting next chapter, enhancing the fashion authority of the house while also being of to benefit from his rich heritage.

Franois-Henri Pinault, President and CEO of Kering, said: “102 years after Guccio Gucci opened his first store in Florence, Gucci remains one of the most recognized, important and influential luxury houses in the world. With Sabato De Sarno at the creative helm, we are confident that the house will continue to influence fashion and culture through highly desirable products and collections, infusing modern luxury with a unique, contemporary perspective.

January 28, 2023 (change January 28, 2023 | 10:06)