alessandro michele appointed as gucci’s new creative director
After weeks of speculation as to who would take over the helm of Gucci after Frida Giannini announced her departure, head accessories designer Alessandro Michele has been named as her successor.
Following the rumours of takeovers by Joseph Altuzarra, Riccardo Tisci or even the possible return from Giannini's predessecor, Tom Ford, Alessandro Michele as much as put them to rest with his breathtaking debut menswear collection for Gucci this week, and it has just been announced that he will indeed be taking over the role of Creative Director. Put together in just five days, after Giannini's early departure, next in charge Michele pulled together a collection that captured Gucci's vision incredibly and received a standing ovation, with Michele taking a bow at the end. His first collection in his new role will be for womenswear autumn/winter 15 in Milan.
It's a new era for Gucci.
Read our report of Monday's show here.
Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Mitchell Sams