Alessandro Michele leaves the creative direction of Gucci, which he joined in January 2015. His great merit, having raised the brand to the top.
A house that did not live its best moments since the creative direction of Tom Ford and his chic porn, and that his successor, Frida Giannini, was not able to raise. I needed fresh air, groundbreaking ideas and a change of direction 180 degrees. All of this was done by Michele.
Now the creator has said goodbye with these words: “There are times when the paths separate due to the different perspectives that each of us can have. Today ends for me an extraordinary trip, for more than 20 years, within a company to which I have tirelessly dedicated all my love and creative passion”.
The creator came to Gucci in the year 2002, signed by Tom Ford. Ten years later, in 2012, he became assistant to Frida Giannini’s management, taking charge of leather goods, shoes, jewelry and some collections.
These are some of its milestones:
The Dionysus bag, one of Michele’s successes
It was one of Alessandro Michele’s first creations as Gucci’s creative director and an absolute success. So much so that it has later been versioned in all kinds of leathers, colors, patterns and finishes. With a chain, its metal closure represents two tiger heads.
Flowers, fetish print by Alessandro Michele
When he arrived at Gucci, the slogan was to rid the house of Tom Ford’s guidelines, which raised the hypersexualized woman. The flowers, the flowing and innocent dresses from Michele’s catalogue, along with the baby collars or the midi pleated skirts did it. In the image, Carlotga Casiraghi with a Gucci at the Cannes Film Festival.
Slingback loafers with fur, another Michele hit
Depending on how you look at them, they look like slippers to be around the house, but in reality they are slingback loafers lined with warm fur. They have been worn by VIPs -men and women- and they will go down in footwear history without a doubt.