Sabato De Sarno will become the new creative director of Gucci. He will present his first runway collection at Milan Women's Fashion Week in September 2023.


De Sarno will lead the House's design studio, reporting to Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri, and will be responsible for defining and expressing the brand's creative vision across women's, men's, leather goods, accessories and lifestyle collections.


Sabato De Sarno grew up in Naples, Italy. He began his career at Prada in 2005, then moved to Dolce & Gabbana before joining Valentino in 2009, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as fashion director, overseeing both the men's and women's collections.


Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO of Gucci, commented: "I am delighted that Sabato will be joining Gucci as its new creative director, one of the most influential roles in the luxury industry. Having worked with some of Italy's most prestigious luxury fashion houses, he brings a wealth of relevant experience. Through his deep understanding and appreciation of Gucci's unique heritage, Sabato will lead our creative teams with a distinctive vision that will help write this exciting next chapter, reinforcing the House's fashion authority while capitalizing on its rich heritage."


François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering, said: "One hundred and two years after Guccio Gucci opened his first store in Florence, Gucci remains one of the most iconic, prominent and influential luxury houses in the world. With Sabato De Sarno at the creative helm, we are confident that the House will continue to influence fashion and culture through highly desirable products and collections, while offering a unique and contemporary perspective on modern luxury."


Sabato De Sarno commented: "I am deeply honored to take on the role of creative director of Gucci. I am proud to be joining a House with such an extraordinary history and heritage that has been able to embrace and cherish values I believe in over the years. I am touched and excited to bring my creative vision to the brand.


Sabato De Sarno will take up his new position once he has fulfilled all his obligations in his current role.

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