We have THE name: Sabato De Sarno is Michele’s heir at Gucci

We have THE name: Sabato De Sarno is Michele's heir at Gucci

We have a name. Or rather: THE name. Sabato De Sarno is Gucci‘s new creative director. The fashion House announced the appointment together with Kering: “De Sarno will lead the House’s Design Studio reporting to Marco Bizzarri, Gucci’s president and CEO, with responsibility for defining and expressing the House’s creative vision across the women’s, men’s, leather goods, accessories and lifestyle collections”. De Sarno will present his debut collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023.

We have THE name

“I am deeply honoured to take on the role of creative director at Gucci,” comments the designer”. And I am proud to join a fashion house with such an extraordinary history and heritage, which over the years has been able to embrace and cherish the values I believe in. I am touched and excited to contribute my creative vision to the brand.”

Who is De Sarno

Sabato De Sarno comes from another brand on the crest of a wave, Valentino, where he held the role of Fashion Director, overseeing the men’s and women’s collections. Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s right-hand man, therefore. De Sarno, of Neapolitan origin, took his first creative steps at Prada in 2005 and then moved on to Dolce & Gabbana and, finally, Valentino in 2009.

Bizzarri’s welcome

“Having worked with a number of Italy’s most renowned luxury fashion houses, he brings with him vast and relevant experience,” said Marco Bizzarri in the brand’s LinkedIn note. “I am confident 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 fashion authority of the house while leveraging its rich heritage.

102 years after Guccio Gucci

“One hundred and two years after Guccio Gucci opened its first shop in Florence,” said François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, “Gucci remains one of the most iconic, prominent, 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 and bring a singular and contemporary perspective to modern luxury.”

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