Fashion News: Gucci’s Former Creative Director Alessandro Michele Will Now Oversee Valentino

Roman designer, Alessandro Michele has officially been announced the new Creative Director of Valentino, and will succeed Pierpaolo Piccioli, who lead the Italian fashion house for 25-years.

Formerly the Creative Director of Gucci since, Michele brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Valentino and will be showcasing his first collection during September Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2025.

Over the years, he has developed a fan-base among celebs like Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Billie Eillish, Harry Styles and so many others for his maximalist designs. Let’s just say, he has challenged the status quo in very avant-garde ways.

Considering that fashion is a very close-knit community, the saying goes, “it’s not what you know but rather who you know,” and Michele has worked with iconic figures in the industry like Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, and Silvia Venturini Fendi.  

In fact, Michele will be rejoining Valentino CEO, Jacopo Venturini who he worked with alongside during his time at Gucci. Perhaps Venturini had plans all along to reunite with Michele again and it’s actually coming into fruition.

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We can’t wait to see Michele’s modern approach, combined with his unique vision at the forefront of Valentino’s highly anticipated show this September!

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