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Alessandro Michele Appointed Creative Director at Valentinos

In a significant shake-up in the fashion industry, Valentino has confirmed the appointment of Alessandro Michele as its new Creative Director. The announcement comes after much speculation following Michele’s departure from Gucci in November 2022.

Michele, known for his distinctive and eclectic vision, will succeed Pierpaolo Piccioli, who has been at the helm of Valentino for over two decades. Piccioli’s departure was marked by his final fall 2024 all-black collection shown during Paris Fashion Week, which served as his swansong for the brandÂą.

Valentino’s choice of Michele signals a new direction for the Rome-based couture house. Michele’s tenure at Gucci was marked by a radical transformation of the brand’s aesthetic, introducing a quirky and androgynous style that resonated with a younger audience and significantly boosted the brand’s revenues.

Michele’s first collection for Valentino is eagerly anticipated and is set to debut for spring 2025. His appointment is seen as a move that will infuse Valentino with a fresh burst of creativity and potentially redefine luxury fashion once again².

The fashion world is abuzz with excitement as Michele prepares to take on his new role at Valentino’s headquarters, near the Spanish Steps in Rome. With his track record of success and innovation, the industry looks forward to seeing how Michele will weave his magic into the storied fabric of ValentinoÂł



Âą: [WWD](^1^)
²: [The Guardian](^2^)
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