Italian fashion designer Sabato De Sarno has been appointed as Gucci’s next creative director, unveiling his debut line during Milan Fashion Week in September.
De Sarno was previously fashion director at Valentino, overseeing both men’s and women’s designs. He is also active in Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.
After Alessandro Michele abruptly stepped down in November, expectations were high for his successor after nearly eight years of reinventing the brand’s rules with a gender-fluid, passionate and diverse style.
Originally from Naples, De Sarno will work for Gucci once his current job ends and will be responsible for all Gucci collections.
Marco Bizzari, CEO of Gucci, said:
“I am thrilled and excited to contribute to the creative vision of the brand,” said De Sarno.