Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Gucci Appoints Alessandro Michele Creative Director
LONDON, United Kingdom — After days of speculation, Gucci has confirmed the appointment of Alessandro Michele as its new creative director. Michele was previously head accessories designer at the Kering-owned megabrand and replaces former Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, who abruptly exited the label ahead of her planned departure earlier this month.
The news follows the presentation of Gucci’s latest menswear collection, staged in Milan on Monday, which was completely redesigned at the last minute by Michele. The collection, which featured flamboyant silk pussy-bow blouses and soft berets, was well received and the designer was credited with bringing a new youthful energy to the brand.
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