Fashion house Gucci separates from chief designer Michele

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Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, at an event in Los Angeles © picture alliance / dpa

“Different ideas”: After almost eight years, the luxury fashion house gets a new chief designer.

ROME – The luxury fashion house Gucci has separated from creative director Alessandro Michele. This was announced by the French fashion group Kering, which owns Gucci, and thus confirmed corresponding media reports.

The 49-year-old Roman spoke of “different ideas” in the message. Trade magazine Women’s Wear Daily had previously reported that Michele and Kering boss François-Henri Pinault had differing views on Gucci’s creative future.

Michele has been chief designer at Gucci since January 2015. In the nearly eight years since then, he has been instrumental in helping the brand evolve “with his pioneering creativity while remaining true to the House’s renowned codex,” the statement said. It was initially unclear who would succeed Michele. dpa

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