Sabato De Sarno is the new creative director of Gucci

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Sabato De Sarno is the new Gucci stylist. He goes to replace Alexander Michaelthe designer who had left, surprisingly, in December 2022 after seven years. An unexpected appointment, as much as the departure of Michele who had successfully led the maison from 2015 to 2022.

The official announcement

The announcement of De Sarno’s arrival at the Maison Gucci was made by Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO of Gucci, and by François-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of Kering, with a post on Instagram: “I am delighted that Saturday join Gucci as the Maison’s new creative director, one of the most influential roles in the luxury sector,” explained Bizzarri. “Having worked with some of the most renowned Italian luxury fashion houses, he brings with him extensive and relevant experience. I am confident that through Sabato’s deep understanding and appreciation of Gucci’s unique heritage, he will lead our creative teams with a distinctive vision that will help write this exciting next chapter, reinforcing the House’s fashion authority and capitalizing on the its rich heritage at the same time”. “One hundred and two years after Guccio Gucci opened his first store in Florence, Gucci remains one of the most iconic, important and influential luxury houses in the world – underlined Pinault -. With Sabato De Sarno at the creative helm, we are confident that the Maison will continue to both influence fashion and culture through highly desirable products and collections, as well as bring a singular, contemporary perspective to modern luxury.”

Who is Sabato de Sarno

Originally from Naples, he began his career in 2005 at Prada, to then move on to Dolce and Gabbana, until he landed in the ranks of Valentino in 2009, where in recent years he has held positions of increasing responsibility up to becoming the studio director of Valentino’s prêt-à-porter lines and the right arm of Pierpaolo Piccioli, the most acclaimed designer of the moment. “I am deeply honored to take on the role of Creative Director of Gucci – said de Sarno -. I am proud to be part of a Maison with such an extraordinary history and heritage, which over the years has been able to embrace and preserve the values ​​in which I believe. I am moved and excited to contribute my creative vision for the brand.” All that remains is to wait to see him at work: he will present his first collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023.