“There are times when the paths separate due to the different perspectives that each party has. Today an extraordinary journey ends for me, for more than twenty years, within a company to which I have tirelessly dedicated all my love and creative passion. During this long period, Gucci has been my home, my adoptive family. To this extended family, to all the individuals who have supported and cared for me, I send my most sincere thanks,” he said. alessandro michele saying goodbye after seven years to the creative direction of the Italian maison.

In his writing, which he shared with his more than a million followers on Instagram, he added: “Together with them, I have wished, dreamed, imagined. Without them, nothing that I built would have been possible. My sincere wish goes to them: that keep cultivating your dreams, the subtle and intangible stuff that makes life worth living. Continue to feed on a poetic and inclusive imagery, remaining faithful to your values. Always live by your passions, driven by the wind of freedom.”

The reasons why Alessandro Michele would have left Gucci

Although rumors about Michele’s departure from the famous luxury brand had been going strong for days, there are many factors why the designer would have made the decision to leave the firm after twenty years of work, seven of which shone as creative director.

According to the specialized fashion media, the reasons could be related to the fact that they would have asked him for a “profound aesthetic change” to transform the brand, decision with which he did not agree. On the other hand, other versions put the magnifying glass on the CEO of Kering –the business conglomerate under whose umbrella Gucci is found–, François-Henri Pinaultwho had projected another future for the brand.

Like twins: Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto in one of their iconic appearances together at the 2022 MET Gala

In this sense, they point out that the idyll between the designer and the businessman could have ended and “their relationship is no longer as strong as it was in other times”. Either way, under a new board, Gucci will have to reinvent itself, especially taking into account the very strong identity that Michele left as an imprint in the latest collections.

On the other hand, it is not something minor as a trend: in recent times several firms have been changing their creative direction, such as Bottega Veneta (who in November 2021 went on to lead Matthew Blazy) Y Burberrywho faced the departure of the iconic Riccardo Tisci to give way to the former Veneta, Daniel Lee.

Alessandro Michele, Lana del Rey and Jared Leto at the MET Gala in 2018

Although at the moment it is not known who will assume the reins of Gucci after the announcement, a phrase that Michele offered in one of his last interviews with Voguelast September: “Instinct at this moment tells me: ‘Slow down. Stay still. stay in your body. Maybe this is next. After many voices, silence”.

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