It’s Official: Sabato De Sarno is Gucci’s New Creative Director

Ending months of hypothesis over who would fill the most important job opening in trend, Gucci has appointed a brand new inventive director: Sabato De Sarno. De Sarno, 39, is an business veteran. He’ll be becoming a member of Gucci from Valentino, the place he most not too long ago oversaw males’s and ladies’s ready-to-wear.“Having labored with a lot of Italy’s most famed luxurious trend homes, he brings with him an enormous and related expertise,” Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri mentioned of De Sarno in a press launch. “I’m sure that by Sabato’s deep understanding and appreciation for Gucci’s distinctive legacy, he’ll lead our inventive groups with a particular imaginative and prescient that can assist write this thrilling subsequent chapter, reinforcing the Home’s trend authority whereas capitalizing on its wealthy heritage.”De Sarno succeeds Alessandro Michele, who outlined an period of menswear over the course of his eight-year run at Gucci, the place he launched a poppy graphic palette and genderless styling to nice business success. Michele and Gucci abruptly parted methods in November following a interval of slowing development on the marquee Italian model. “With Sabato De Sarno on the inventive helm, we’re assured that the Home will proceed each to affect trend and tradition by extremely fascinating merchandise and collections, and to carry a singular and up to date perspective to trendy luxurious,” mentioned François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Gucci father or mother firm Kering.A local of Naples, De Sarno began his profession at Prada, earlier than becoming a member of Dolce & Gabbana. He has spent the final 12 years at Valentino, the place he labored intently with Pierpaolo Piccioli. De Sarno’s first Gucci runway assortment shall be unveiled throughout Milan Vogue Week in September. Stated De Sarno in an announcement, “I’m deeply honored to tackle the position as Artistic Director of Gucci. I’m proud to affix a Home with such a unprecedented historical past and heritage, that through the years has been capable of welcome and cherish values I imagine in. I’m touched and excited to contribute my inventive imaginative and prescient for the model.”