After 7 years as creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele is reported to tune his departure
A top-notch luxury fashion brand like Gucci is bound to have star-studded line-ups consisting of exquisite fashion engineers. One such personality is Alessandro Michele, an Italian maximalist designer who has contributed greatly - not only in the fashion space but also as the creative director of Gucci.
Michele took on the role in 2015, and 7 years later, reliable sources market an indication that he could be on his way out of the brand. No comments have been issued from Gucci, but a statement is expected as early as Wednesday.
Michele's last show for Gucci in September was a spectacular success, and it was one of the standouts of the spring 2023 season, so what may have been the reason for this sudden change? Well, a credible anonymous source told WWD that Michele “was asked to initiate a strong design shift” to mix things up for the Brand, but Michele did not meet the request. Another source said François-Henri Pinault, chairman, and chief executive officer of Gucci’s parent Kering, is looking at different options.
It went seasonless and achieved great heights at his helm, if true, time will tell what changes his departure might cause at Gucci.
(Source - WWD)