Ex-Gucci designer Alessandro Michele named the new creative head at Valentino

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By THOMAS ADAMSON

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PARIS (AP) — The flamboyant erstwhile designer astatine Gucci, Alessandro Michele, has been named nan caller imaginative head astatine storied Roman luxury location Valentino, pursuing nan abrupt departure past week of Pierpaolo Piccioli aft 25 years.

Valentino — which stages collections successful Paris — confirmed nan move successful a connection Thursday, calling it nan “start of a caller travel aimed astatine continuing to spot nan brand’s unsocial values, its practice and its couture codes radiance astir nan world.”

“In his caller role, Alessandro Michele will beryllium based successful Rome, nan imaginative bosom of our house, nan metropolis wherever it was founded successful 1960,” nan connection said. Michele, 51, near Gucci successful 2022, aft a wide celebrated imaginative tenure.

In a societal media post, Michele said it was “a awesome grant (to be) entering a Maison de Couture that has engraved nan connection ‘beauty’ successful a corporate communicative made of investigation and utmost grace.”

Founded successful Rome successful 1960 by Valentino Garavani, nan Valentino institution is an internationally recognized Italian luxury house, pinch stores successful complete 25 countries.

Michele’s debut postulation will beryllium unveiled astatine Paris Fashion Week successful September, according to existent plans.