Moving on. Gucci‘s creative director Alessandro Michele is leaving the Italian fashion house.The luxury label announced his departure in a press release on Wednesday, November 23, explaining that the designer is “stepping down.”President Marco Bizarri and CEO of Kering François-Henri Pinault applauded Michele, 49, in the memo. “I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Alessandro at the end of 2014, since then we have had the pleasure to work closely together as Gucci has charted its successful path over these last eight years,” Bizarri said.
He added: “I would like to thank him for his 20 years of commitment to Gucci and for his vision, devotion, and unconditional love for this unique House during his tenure as creative director.”Pinault echoed similar sentiments, saying: “The road that Gucci and Alessandro walked together over the past years is unique and will remain as an outstanding moment in the history of the House.
I am grateful to Alessandro for bringing so much of himself in this adventure. His passion, his imagination, his ingenuity and his culture put Gucci center stage, where its place is.Read more on usmagazine.com