Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive officer of Gucci-owner Kering SA, has approved the appointment of Michele stating on the company's website, "Alessandro Michele has.. qualities and the vision necessary to bring a new contemporary perspective to Gucci and lead the brand into an exciting new chapter."
This announcement comes literally days after Michele, a former accessories designer for the label, led a team to redesign the menswear collection at Gucci on Monday, due to Giannini's abrupt departure a month earlier than expected. The Italian luxury brand gave him the green light to change the entire production of Monday's presentation including the designs, the set and the models all done within five days of the show. Rumors have been circulating about Michele's possible takeover every since Giannini announced her exit last year.
Style.com fashion editor Tim Blanks said of the show, "The clothes here... felt rooted in a subcultural music scene...with the likes of Bobby Gillespie fearlessly carrying on the legacy of Mick 'n' Keef, wearing their girlfriends' chiffon and crepe, effortlessly easing snake hips into skinny trousers."
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