Gucci Poaches Valentino’s Sabato De Sarno to Be Its New Inventive Director
Gucci has discovered its new inventive director in Sabato De Sarno.
Introduced on Gucci’s Instagram on Saturday, De Sarno will take over the Italian model’s aesthetic imaginative and prescient throughout its girls’s and males’s classes, in addition to equipment, leather-based and residential items. The designer additionally shared his new promotion in his personal post on the social media platform, as nicely.
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“I’m proud, honoured, touched and excited,” De Sarno captioned his publish, which has earned fanfare from insiders together with Zendaya, Giovanna Engelbert, Bryanboy and Inez and Vinoodh.
“I’m delighted that Sabato will be part of Gucci because the Home’s new Inventive Director, probably the most influential roles within the luxurious business,” mentioned Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri in a press release. “Having labored with a lot of Italy’s most famed luxurious vogue homes, he brings with him an unlimited and related expertise. I’m sure that by means of Sabato’s deep understanding and appreciation for Gucci’s distinctive legacy, he’ll lead our inventive groups with a particular imaginative and prescient that may assist write this thrilling subsequent chapter, reinforcing the Home’s vogue authority whereas capitalizing on its wealthy heritage.”
Certainly, De Sarno is main Gucci with an unlimited realm of expertise. Previous to becoming a member of Gucci, the designer has held posts at Valentino since 2009, working his approach up from its males’s and girls’s knitwear to males’s and girls’s vogue director. Beforehand, he additionally held design roles at Dolce & Gabbana, cashmere producer Annapurna S.p.A. and Prada. He would be the fourth non-Gucci-family inventive director within the model’s historical past, following Alessandro Michele, Frida Giannini and Tom Ford.
De Sarno’s first assortment for Gucci would be the model’s spring 2024 assortment, proven at Milan Vogue Week in September. Beforehand, Gucci was creatively directed from 2015-2022 by Michele, who left the brand in November 2022. The model’s first post-Michele assortment, fall 2023 menswear, was proven at Milan Vogue Week Males’s earlier this month.
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