alessandro michele He is no longer the creative director of Gucci, a responsibility he had held since January 2015, due to the “different” criteria that he and the Italian fashion house have.
That is the explanation that Michele himself gives in the announcement of his departure published by Gucci and its parent company, the French luxury giant kering.
“There are times when the paths separate due to the different perspectives that each of us may have”explains the designer, who spares no words to talk about his experience at Gucci, which he describes as “extraordinary journey” in “a company to which I have tirelessly devoted my love and my creative passion”.
“gucci –underlines– It has been my house, my adoptive family. To this extended family, to all the people who have cared for her and who have supported her, I address my most sincere thanks and I embrace you from the bottom of my heart”.
The company, for its part, claims that alessandro michele “he has contributed a lot to making Gucci what it is today by bringing his revolutionary creativity to it while staying true to his well-known codes.”
The brand’s CEO, Marco Bizzarri, thanks the designer for the 20 years he has spent in total in guccias well as “his vision, his dedication and his unconditional love for this exceptional house as a creative director”.
In a similar vein, the executive head of keringFrançois-Henri Pinault, assures that the period that Michele has spent at Gucci is and will be “an extraordinary moment in the history of the house”.
According to the magazine Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)which had revealed the departure of the designer of guccithe reason for that decision is that Michele was asked to initiate a strong design change to push the brand forward, but the designer did not follow through on that request.